By Aaron Kirby
Under 12s young gun, Tyler Crudeli set the tone for the weekend making a record-breaking 119n.o. to record the first U12s hundred for Kwinana and the Peel Association.
Kwinana’s 4th grade followed Tyler’s lead and continued their resurgence as the one-day grades struggle to find consistency.
4th Grade put in the best performance for the seniors after being sent into bat by Riverton-Rostrata in their first home game in six weeks.
They made the worst possible start and found themselves in trouble at 8-76 before Jon Cribbs (58), and Dion Cole-Parkhill (29n.o) rescued the innings making sure Kwinana finished the innings on a respectable total of 148.
Kwinana’s bowlers came out looking for early wickets and wreaked havoc on Riverton-Rostrata’s batsmen.
Andrew Gibbs (4-5) and Mark James (4-10) combined to roll the opposition for 46 to claim a first innings victory with a day to play and a 102 run lead.
2nd grade fielded first in their match against Riverton-Rostrata at Riverton Reserve.
Kwinana started well having the score at 4-58, but late-order partnerships pushed the total to 180 leaving Kwinana with a tricky run chase on day two.
Kurt Verdonk took 4-30.
One-Day Bs had a tough day against Piara Waters despite taking a wicket off the first bowl of the match after being put into the field.
Kwinana’s bowlers took regular wickets but leaked boundaries and late order hitting took the game away from Kwinana and saw Piara Waters reach 9-235.
Kieren Mellacheruvu claimed 3-44.
Kwinana never got going with the bat being bowled out for 90.
One-Day Gs played a home game against Piara Waters and had similar struggles in the field.
The bowlers couldn’t find wickets as Piara Waters posted 4-180.
Kody Geere took 2-48.
Kwinana started the run chase well thanks to openers David Abbott (28) and Blake Newton (30), but a middle order collapse of 4-5 saw Kwinana falter and fall short bowled out for 151.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana dominated round four bringing home four wins from four games.
The wins started at the top with 2nd grade’s phenomenal run chase against Kelmscott.
Kwinana was in trouble early at 2-16 chasing 215 for victory before Kurt Verdonk, and Aiden McCartan walked to the crease.
They put together a 106 run partnership before McCartan fell for 35.
Verdonk led the rest of the innings and fell just short of a maiden ton on 98 as Kwinana passed the total and ended the innings on 7-232.
4th Grade also recorded a big victory chasing against Kelmscott.
They started day two on 0-13 needing to reach 140.
Captain Bartholomew Pratt led the way with 68n.o. building multiple partnerships as Kwinana passed the score comfortably and pushed on to 207 all out.
Kelmscott batted again needing 68 to avoid an outright loss.
Mark James ran rampant claiming 6-19 and ten in the match, but it wasn’t enough to claim the outright as Kelmscott finished the game on 7-63.
One-Day Bs bowled first against Armadale at home.
Kwinana started well with regular wickets before the lower order rallied and pushed Armadale’s total to 156.
Kieren Mellacheruvu took 3-15.
Kwinana opener Robinson Joseph (26) started the innings well as the team put together multiple partnerships to be within reach of victory.
Philip Keirnan (20n.o.) and David Buchanan (20n.o.) finished the innings off claiming a close win as Kwinana closed the innings on 8-162.
One-Day Gs also bowled first in a low scoring encounter with Armadale at Gwynne Park.
The bowlers were on top all day as Armadale were bowled out for 95 with club stalwart David MacDonald claiming 2-13.
Kwinana’s batsmen also struggled to get going, but a late order partnership saw Kwinana claim a nail-biter finishing the innings on 9-99.
Josh Elphick top scored with 12.
By Aaron Kirby
A captain’s ton saw Kwinana’s One-Day G side win a close one while 4th grade’s bowlers redeemed themselves.
One-Day Gs captain Peter Geere made Riverton-Rostrata regret bowling first at Prendwick Park by smashing a score of 119 on the way to posting a team total of 8-212.
The total was in danger of being chased down at 2-146 before Kwinana’s bowlers rallied to restrict the home side to 5-190 and record a 22 run victory.
Josh Elphick picked up 2-32.
4th Grade found themselves bowling first after losing the toss against Kelmscott at Frye Park.
Mark James put in a tremendous effort bowling 21 overs and claiming 4-39 and with good support from Marshall Clark (3-25) as well as solid fielding Kelmscott were bowled out for 139.
Kwinana is 0-13 at stumps on day one requiring a further 127 to win.
2nd Grade also lost the toss against Kelmscott and bowled first at home.
It was a long day in the field as Kelmscott made full use of their 75 overs to post 214.
Matthew Parnham was the best of the bowlers taking 3-42 to take his season tally to eight from three games.
Kwinana will need to bat long on day two if they are to chase down the total.
One-Day Bs put in a valiant performance at home against Thornlie.
After being sent in to bat Kwinana found themselves in trouble at 3-28.
Kirk Kiedo (50) and Anil Sah (40) rescued the innings and allowed the score to be pushed up to a competitive 155.
Kwinana’s bowlers performed well but were overwhelmed by the Thornlie batsmen who passed the total and finished the innings on 178.
Next week will see the two-day grades push for victory while both of the one-day sides take on Armadale.
By Aaron Kirby
2nd grade wraps up a victory in the first two-day match of the season as Kwinana’s struggles continue.
Kwinana’s 2nd grade went into day two against Piara Waters needing to defend 208 for victory.
The bowlers started slowly claiming the first wicket with the score on 61.
The wickets came more regularly after that with Kurt Verdonk taking 3-47.
The final five wickets fell for just thirteen runs giving Kwinana the win as Piara Waters were bowled out for 175.
4th grade arrived at Thornlie Oval looking to regain some pride with Thornlie only needing five runs to win.
Kwinana’s bowlers barely made a dent as Thornlie’s openers both made hundreds and eventually declared the innings at 4-306.
Kwinana’s batsmen were then rolled for 70 to record an outright loss.
One-Day Bs batted first against CBC with a new look team in round three.
The batsmen put on a decent total of 145 thanks to some late order hitting from Rod Cribbs (40).
Unfortunately, Kwinana’s bowlers couldn’t find any consistency and a hundred from batsman Timothy Basile saw CBC cruise pass the total and finish on 8-208.
Spinners Bevan Kearney (3-38) and Aaron Kirby (4-42) closed out the innings with seven wickets.
One-Day Gs were at home against Perth Tamil for their round three clash.
Kwinana decided to bowl first and had Perth in trouble at 2-10.
They then had them at 6-57 before late-order partnerships lifted the total to 151.
Peter Geere (64) and Steve Nichols (25) led the way with the bat, but Kwinana couldn’t quite chase down the total falling for 134.
Both 2nd grade and 4th grade play Kelmscott on Saturday while One-Day Bs return home against Thornlie.
G grade travels to Prendwick Park to take on Riverton-Rostrata.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 2nd-grade team was the only bright point in a dour weekend of cricket for the club.
Round three saw the first of the two-day games kick off for the 2nd and 4th-grade teams.
2nd-grade batted first against Piara Waters at Orelia Oval.
Kwinana lost an early wicket but was able to steady with a series of partnerships.
Wicketkeeper Aiden McCartan did the heavy lifting before being run out for 79 as Kwinana finished day one bowled out for 208.
4th-grade started their two-day campaign against Thornlie.
Having been sent into bat Kwinana looked to dig in, but with a wicket falling before Kwinana could score a run the batsmen fell apart.
They lost three wickets on 16 and even Jon Cribbs’ 46n.o. couldn’t stop Kwinana from being bowled out for 102.
Thornlie’s batsmen decimated the bowlers to be 0-97 at stumps.
One-day Bs was out of the game early against Leeming Spartans after Leeming’s openers put on an opening stand of 131.
A few consolation wickets fell towards the end as Leeming ended 4-203.
Both of Kwinana’s openers made ducks before Paul Silchinger’s 46 went some way to rescue the innings, but Kwinana was still bowled out well short of the target on 124.
Last weekend’s winners One-Day Gs couldn’t repeat the effort against Phoenix at home.
Phoenix batted first putting together multiple good partnerships as Kwinana struggled to take wickets.
They set Kwinana a target of 166 runs to win.
Kwinana lost early wickets before Anil Sah made 57 to give Kwinana a chance.
The tail-enders couldn’t quite get it done with Phoenix claiming the last wicket with the score on 124.
Kwinana will have to bounce back quickly to have any hope of getting their teams into finals.
By Aaron Kirby
The second week of Kwinana’s 2018-19 campaign saw a series of disappointing results as the one-day grades got underway.
2nd Grade returned home, taking on Riverton-Rostrata.
Kwinana batted first and had the worst possible start losing both openers for ducks.
Kurt Verdonk did his best to rescue the innings making 62, but with no support, Kwinana was bowled out for 115.
The bowlers made a great start having Riverton-Rostrata in trouble at 2-8, but the total was just not enough with Riverton-Rostrata finishing the innings on 124.
Geoff Perera took 4-15.
4th Grade travelled to play Riverton-Rostrata.
Kwinana was asked to bowl first and was taken apart by the batsmen who ended the innings on 6-196.
Shaun Wilson took 2-37.
Bart Pratt again led the way for Kwinana making 59 as it came down to the wire.
The tail-enders put on a partnership of 21 for the last wicket but couldn’t get it done as Kwinana fell four runs short of victory on 193.
One-Day Bs went up against Piara Waters in their first match.
After winning the toss, Kwinana captain Peter Geere decided to bowl.
The bowlers took early wickets, but poor bowling cost Kwinana 37 extras as Piara Waters took full toll making 177.
Scott Benjamin took 3-18 opening the bowling.
Kwinana lost their first wicket on one but Benjamin (38) and Geere (43) steadied the innings however a middle-order collapse saw Kwinana finish the innings on 9-153.
A late change saw One-Day Fs become One-Day Gs as they brought home the only win of the weekend against Maddington.
Kwinana bowled first after winning the toss.
Tight bowling restricted Maddington to a 6-112.
Aaron Kirby claimed 2-22.
Consistent partnerships and an outstanding innings of 60 from Jason Williams saw Kwinana chase the total down and finish on 4-138.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 2nd and 4th-grade teams kicked off the season with mixed results.
2nd grade travelled to Frye Park to take on Kelmscott who finished sixth in last year’s one-day competition.
Kwinana lost the toss and was put into bat.
The openers made a promising start before the middle order pushed on thanks to Kwinana debutant Matthew Parnham (35) and Kurt Verdonk (30).
A few late wickets restricted the total to 7-150.
Kelmscott was in trouble early in the innings at 4-21 and even a useful contribution of 47 from opening batsman Gillam Jones couldn’t rescue the innings with Kelmscott eventually bowled out for 128 in just 33.3 overs.
Kwinana’s bowlers were disciplined, sharing the wickets around with Daniel Bell finishing with the best figures of 2-9 including four maiden overs.
Kwinana’s 4th-grade side also played Kelmscott but had a tough day on home soil.
Kelmscott batted first and steadily picked off the bowling to keep a steady run rate.
This run rate was boosted by Kwinana’s wayward bowlers who bowled 33 extras pushing Kelmscott’s final total to 6-159.
Last year’s leading wicket-taker Mark James was the pick of the bowlers claiming 2-18 from his eight overs.
Kwinana’s batsmen showed little fight after crumbling early despite Captain Bart Pratt trying to lead a comeback scoring a patient 31n.o.
Kwinana was bowled out for 99 falling 60 runs short and registering a sound defeat.
Round 2 will see both sides in action again against Riverton-Rostrata with 2nd grade returning home to Orelia Oval.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana Cricket Club is set for a big season after winning three out of four preseason clashes and paying tribute to a great legend of the club in the annual Fiona Harris match.
Baldivis and Shoalwater travelled to Kwinana and played two one-day matches each giving new and old players a chance to dust off the cobwebs.
The Fiona Harris match was an emotional game where a team of Kwinana Legends knocked off the current crop.
Josh Atkinson takes the reins of 2nd grade for his second season as captain and will look to go one step further this season after finishing as the runner-up in the one-day competition before making two-day finals only to fall short in the semis.
Bart Pratt will captain 4th grade for the first time this season as he also looks to improve on 5th grades semi-final last season.
Kwinana veteran Peter Geere takes over the one-day Cs team and is again looking to avenge a semi-final loss against Willetton.
David Langlands returns for his third season in charge of the second one-day team (one-day Gs) and will look to nurture Kwinana’s youth to build into the future.
Round one begins on Saturday with both 2nd and 4th grade taking on Kelmscott.
4th grade plays at Orelia oval while 2nd grade travels to Frye Park.
Kim Hughes made a special appearance at the club on Thursday 4th October to give the players inspiration for the season ahead
By Aaron Kirby
The 2018-19 season kicked off under blue skys on Sunday as Kwinana took on Baldivis in two scratch matches.
The first game took place on Orelia oval with a team made up of players from 2nd and 4th grade.
The new boys shone on debut with the spinners pulling out a bag of tricks and a new keeper putting on a classy and composed batting display to get Kwinana within ten runs of victory before falling as the final wicket.
The second game saw the one-day players dust off the cobwebs in a dominant display. They batted first making a total of more than 200 before bowling Baldivis out well short.
A good turnout from Kwinana and Baldivis members saw the players receive plenty of support.
A thoroughly enjoyable day was capped off by a sausage sizzle with players from both sides getting together to share stories.
Sunday the 16th of September will see Kwinana take on Shoalwater in another two scratch matches at Orelia.
The club welcomes all members to come down and cheer on the boys as they get ready for round one.
Kwinana Cricket Club would also like to remind everyone that the annual Fiona Harris T20 Match will be held on the 23rd of September at Orelia Oval.
WEST Australian and Australian cricket legend Kim Hughes has become Kwinana Cricket Club’s number one ticket holder.
Hughes has been communicating with the club since he appeared alongside fellow Aussie test cricketer Rodney Hogg in The Ultimate Ashes Show last season.
He was impressed by the committee’s dedication and the direction the club is moving in to ensure its future.
Hughes has promoted cricket throughout the state on 91.3 Sports FM and hopes to help cricket grow in Kwinana.
Kwinana’s Junior Vice President and Club Captain Josh Atkinson said “We are extremely excited to have Kim take up this position. To have somebody of his profile associate and promote our club is huge for us.”
Hughes has also expressed his interest in mentoring Kwinana’s senior teams and especially the club’s juniors program during the 2018-19 season.
Club President Dave Abbott believes Hughes’ presence would “give our guys firsthand knowledge of what it takes to become a better cricketer. He was an absolute superstar.”
Hughes was a prolific run scorer known for his dashing strokes and is the only West Australian to captain the Australian Cricket Team on a full-time basis.
Kwinana’s pre-season begins on August 19. Junior registration is on August 26 at the Fiona Harris Pavilion between 2pm and 4pm. The season kicks off in October.