By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 2nd Grade dismantle Armadale to claim a spot in the grand final as 4th Grade rolls through Jandakot Park for the third straight week.
2nd Grade lost the toss and found themselves bowling first.
Armadale made a steady start before Andrew Gibbs fired taking 6-21 in a brilliant 15 over spell.
Armadale lost 5-8 including a triple-wicket maiden from Gibbs.
Matthew Parnham (3-1) ensured Armadale never recovered taking wickets with his first two deliveries as Armadale were bowled out with the first ball after tea for 68.
Kwinana went into the batting innings full of confidence but was feeling nervous at 3-25 before Josh Atkinson (25) steadied the innings.
Thomas Moore finished the run chase with a quick fire 36.
Kwinana ended the match on day one making 4-94.
With minor premiers Piara Waters knocked out Kwinana will host Riverton-Rostrata at Orelia Oval for the flag.
4th Grade came into their semi-final as underdogs despite crushing opponents Jandakot last week.
The minor premiers put Kwinana into bat.
The openers put on 34 before a collapse saw Kwinana fall to 6-66.
Marshall Clark (45) and Jon Cribbs (29) were able to rescue the innings and help Kwinana post 151.
Kwinana bowled with discipline, taking wickets in clumps.
Qaisar Mewati (5-27) and Rob Taylor (4-9) controlled the innings despite some nervous moments in the field.
Kwinana completed the upset by bowling Jandakot out for 126 to set up a date with Cockburn in the Grand Final at Davilak Reserve.
One-Day Gs had a tough task against top placed Phoenix in their semi-final.
Kwinana was asked to bowl first and struggled early before taking 4-22 to get themselves back into the game.
Phoenix controlled the back end of the innings to make 9-185.
Richard Bell took 3-20.
Kwinana lost their leading run scorer Peter Geere for a golden duck and struggled to recover despite a rear-guard effort of 17 from Stephen Moore.
Kwinana was bowled out 77 runs short on 108 ending their season.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana has announced their teams ahead of an action-packed round of Semi-Finals.
Kurt Verdonk will lead Kwinana’s 2nd Grade side at home against Armadale.
They look set to open the batting with Josh Atkinson and Matt Rose with Verdonk at first drop.
A middle order featuring 2nd grade MVP Matthew Parnham, Thomas Moore, and Wicket Keeper Aiden McCartan will look to control the innings alongside the inform Brett Kearney.
Andrew Gibbs and Daniel Bell have taken 35 wickets between them and will lead the bowling attack alongside Dylan Hinchliffe and leg spinner Bevan Kearney.
Kwinana will take confidence from their score of 9-212 against Armadale in the rain affected draw last week.
After thumping Jandakot at home in the last game of the regular season 4th grade, led by Bart Pratt, will be looking to ride the confidence wave as they travel to Jandakot.
The batting line-up will consist of Paul Schlinger, Darcy Middleton, Vishal Patel, 4th grade MVP Jon Cribbs, Luke Ward, and Pratt as the keeper.
Luke Ward will be looking to repeat his boundary-laden 60 from last week.
All-rounder Marshall Clarke will hope his form continues to improve.
Bowlers Mark James and Rob Taylor return to the side to assist young destroyer, Connor Kilgallon.
Qaisar Mewati will provide the spin option.
One-Day Gs have been given a reprieve after the SMCA ruled Perth Tamil ineligible for finals.
Kwinana will now play the minor premiers, Piara Waters.
Captain Peter Geere will likely open alongside David Stewart who has returned to form in recent weeks making scores of 80 and 60n.o.
Youngsters Blake Newton and Josh Elphick will spearhead the middle order with Stephen Moore, Zac Woollons, and Jarrad “Pigeon” Dwyer.
Adrian Woollons, Kody Geere, and Richard Bell provide the bowling options with an eleventh player to be named.
Rhys Carr will be 12th man for 2nd Grade, while Cody Bingham will be 4th Grades 12th man.
David Langlands will be 12th man for One-Day Gs.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 4th grade stormed home in wet conditions to book their place in finals as One-Day Gs fall agonisingly short.
4th grade added 18 runs to their first innings lead before sending Jandakot in to bat again needing 81 runs to avoid an outright loss.
With finals on the line, Kwinana stepped up and ripped Jandakot’s batsmen apart for the second week running.
Jandakot reached 9-80 before Kwinana rapped the number 11 on the pads to have Jandakot all out for 80, winning by an innings and one run with that single run gaining them a finals position.
Connor Kilgallon was again the star of the show taking 4-40 with match figures of 10-68.
4th Grade will now travel to Jandakot for their semi-final and will take plenty of confidence from their impressive win.
One-Day Gs came into their final match against Piara Waters needing to win to stay in finals contention.
After a rain delay, the match was reduced to 30 overs.
Piara Waters batted first and were in trouble at 6-83 before the middle, and lower order stabilised the innings to post 6-136.
Luke Collins took 2-18.
Kwinana’s top three batmen controlled the game.
Opener David Stewart made 60n.o while fellow opener Peter Geere made 43 and first drop Blake Newton made 42 as Kwinana passed the score having lost one wicket.
Kwinana finished the match on 4-165, unfortunately it wasn’t enough as they fell 0.2 points short of making finals.
Rain prevented 2nd grade from playing on day two against Armadale ending the match as a draw.
Kwinana retained second spot on the ladder and will host a semi-final.
One-Day Bs had their last game abandoned due to rain.
Saturday night saw Kwinana hold its MVP night.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 4th grade team rolled the top side to keep their slim finals hopes alive as 2nd grade post a big total in their fight to host a semi-final.
After winning the toss, Kwinana bowled and made instant inroads having Jandakot 2-2. Connor Kilgallon took control taking 6-28 bowling Jandakot out for 74.
Kwinana found themselves in similar trouble at 3-13 before a quick fire 60 from Luke Ward took the game away from Jandakot.
Kwinana ended day one on 8-137 with a lead of 63.
Kwinana batted first and started shakily before Brett Kearney (87), and Aiden McCartan (44) steadied the innings and pushed Kwinana’s total to 9-212.
Kwinana will be feeling confident going into the last weekend of the regular season.
One-Day Gs dominated at Leeming to jump back into the top four.
Kwinana flourished with the bat thanks to a great start from David Stewart who hit ten fours on his way to 80.
Both Luke Collins (51) and Lincoln Dwyer (44) took turns hitting Leeming’s wayward bowlers around the park before Kwinana finished the innings on 5-228.
Leeming made a steady start with the bat before losing 3-6 to be on the back foot.
Kwinana was able to restrict the middle order, and Lincoln Dwyer’s 3-22 saw Leeming finish the match on 8-173.
One-Day Bs took a major step back in their last home game of the season against Leeming.
Kwinana was asked to bowl first but could do nothing as Leeming smashed their way to 6-308.
Aaron Kirby took 4-75.
Kwinana found themselves in early trouble at 2-14 and couldn’t recover being bowled out for 125.
Jason William top scored with 33.
By Aaron Kirby
Andrew Gibbs led Kwinana’s 2nd Grade to a stunning victory as 4th grade threw away their finals chances.
Gibbs continued his tremendous form as he ripped Cockburn apart on day two to claim victory.
His 7-62 saw Cockburn bowled out for 126 chasing Kwinana’s 140 including a collapse of 4-10.
Kwinana had good batting practice in the second innings ending the match on 7-130 with Aiden McCartan unbeaten on 37.
2nd grade sits second on the ladder with one round remaining.
4th Grade came into day two needing a miracle to keep their season alive against Cockburn away from home.
After Kwinana was bowled out for 105, Cockburn resumed play at 0-56 and dashed the visitor’s hopes early, passing the total having lost three wickets.
They then set about dismantling the bowlers, amassing 8-284 and making Kwinana bowl 93.2 overs.
4th grade will play table toppers Jandakot Park in the final game of the season.
One-Day Bs put in a competitive performance against Armadale at Gwynne Park.
After losing an early wicket Paul Webb (23) and Cody Bingham (17) put together a 40 run partnership before an all too familiar collapse saw Kwinana limp to 8-102.
Webb’s 4-30 saw Kwinana in with a chance with Armadale 7-89.
The tail-enders held their nerve and passed the total before posting 9-129.
One-Day Gs have fallen out of the top four with only two games left in the season.
A poor effort all round saw Kwinana bowled out for 119 after winning the toss and batting before Phoenix plundered the bowlers making 5-173.
They sit just one game behind Perth Tamil in fifth.
By Aaron Kirby
Batting collapses plagued Kwinana throughout the grades on a rough day of cricket.
2nd Grade remained at home this week taking on fifth-placed Cockburn.
Kwinana lost the toss and was asked to bat first.
They made a steady start, but a lack of partnerships saw them struggling at 7-119 despite a boundary-filled 48 from Thomas Moore.
The lower order offered some resistance and pushed the score to 140.
Kwinana took to the field to end the day and claimed three quick scalps to give themselves a chance with Cockburn sitting on 3-40.
4th Grade also batted first against Cockburn at Goodchild Reserve.
Jon Cribbs (35) and David Abbott (22) put on 48 for the first wicket before losing 9-57 to be all out for 105.
Cockburn is 0-56 in reply.
One-Day Bs continued their horror season against top placed Piara Waters.
After choosing to bat first Kwinana was in trouble early before the middle order was able to recover the innings thanks to 22 from Scott Benjamin and post 9-111.
Piara Waters openers went hard early and chased Kwinana’s total down within 15 overs.
Kieren Mellacheruvu (5-38) claimed his first five-wicket haul for Kwinana.
Without pressure, Piara Waters posted 8-238 to record a crushing victory.
One-Day Gs decided to bowl first against Perth Tamil.
Kwinana’s bowlers worked well together to restrict Perth Tamil to 139.
Josh Elphick took 2-10.
The run chase started well before a collapse of 5-28 saw Kwinana struggle through to 105 all out.
Kody Geere was the only batsmen to reach double figures.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 2nd Grade side claimed an outright victory before tea on day two while 4th grade complete the two-day double over Willetton.
2nd Grade came into day two against Willetton having already claimed a first innings victory.
They added 93 runs with the bat thanks to a crisp innings of 42 from Brett Kearney before declaring at 6-190 with a lead of 127.
Andrew Gibbs once again led the attack claiming 5-49 to take his match total to 9-83.
Dylan Hinchliffe also took 5-36 from the other end to see Willetton skittled for 85 giving Kwinana a huge outright win which gives them a ten point cushion in third spot on the ladder.
4th Grade struggled early before finding their rhythm in their match against Willetton needing to defend 200 for victory.
A collapse of 4-21 opened the door for Kwinana, and they took the opportunity, sharing the wickets around as they bowled Willetton out for 155.
Marshall Clark claimed 2-28.
One-Day Bs were asked to bowl first against Armadale at home.
They started with good pressure thanks to Fida Hussain’s (2-34) controlled swing bowling.
A lack of wickets and dropped catches saw Armadale explode in the final ten overs to post a total of 6-231.
A reshuffled top order struggled and collapsed to 3-21 before the middle order put some respect into the total with Kwinana bowled out for 148.
Aaron Kirby top scored with 34.
One-Day Gs travelled to take on Maddington.
The day started well with Kwinana winning the toss and batting first.
A few early partnerships got the innings going before Maddington put the brakes on with multiple wickets.
Two scores of 24 from youngsters Blake Newton and Josh Elphick saw Kwinana reach 128 before being bowled out.
Twenty-nine extras hampered Kwinana’s bowlers as Maddington cruised to victory; finishing the match on 6-177.
Kody Geere claimed 3-43.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana dominates in their 2nd Grade match against Willetton Crows as 4th grade put themselves in a strong position after day one.
After winning the toss Kwinana’s 2nd Grade set about dismantling the Willetton batting line up.
They needed just two bowlers as both Andrew Gibbs and Daniel Bell bowled 15 overs.
Bell claimed 6-29 with Gibbs taking 4-34 to bowl Willetton out for 63.
Kwinana passed the score with little trouble before losing 2-0 to end the day at 3-97.
Joshua Atkinson made 34.
Dion Cole-Parkhill leads the way as 4th grade batted first against Willetton Crows at Burrendah Park.
Cole-Parkhill hit an unbeaten 70 batting at three after Kwinana lost an early wicket.
His innings included seven fours, complementing Jon Cribbs (46) and Luke Ward (36) to push the final total to 199.
Kwinana set about defending and ended day one with Willetton on 0-20 requiring a further 180 for victory.
One-Day Bs travelled to Hume Road Oval to play Thornlie.
Kwinana batted first and collapsed almost instantly.
Anil Sah put up the only resistance making 33 as Kwinana were rolled for 75.
A lack of scoreboard pressure made it difficult for Kwinana to halt Thornlie as they finished the match on 6-211.
A triple wicket maiden from Aaron Kirby (3-25) was the only highlight for Kwinana.
One-Day Gs resume next week against Maddington at Sutherlands Park after this week’s bye.
By Aaron Kirby
A Thomas Moore hundred leads the way as the two-day grades put up mixed performances and the One-Day ranks take an Australia day bye.
2nd Grade needed 146 for victory after bowling bottom placed Kardinya Lakes out on day one.
The run chase started poorly as Kwinana slumped to 4-62 before Moore joined Brett Kearney (61n.o) at the crease.
They set about rebuilding the innings before Moore teed off hitting six sixes and nine fours on his way to 110n.o and his second ton for the Kwinana Cricket Club.
Kearney and Moore passed the total with ease and put on 153 before Kwinana declared on 4-215 after forty-eight overs.
Kardinya Lakes were asked to bat again as Kwinana pushed for an outright victory.
The batsmen were able to negotiate the remaining twenty-one overs, avoiding the outright, as the match finished with Kardinya on 3-46.
Kurt Verdonk claimed 2-2.
4th Grade was also chasing against Kardinya Lakes in their home match.
Chasing 256 for victory they made a slow but steady start before losing 2-3.
Kwinana set about rebuilding nicely before another collapse of 2-3 saw them flailing at 6-78.
The tail put together some runs thanks to Luke Ward hitting a quick fire 32 as Kwinana were bundled out for 137.
Kardinya enforced the follow on which again saw Kwinana in early trouble at 2-15.
Rhys Carr made 47 as Kwinana barely avoided outright defeat on 7-117.
4th grade will need to put less emphasis on boundaries for the rest of the season if they are to claw their way back into the top four.
One-Day Bs resumes action next week against Thornlie away from home while One-Day Gs have another bye.
By Aaron Kirby
Round eleven saw a return to two-day cricket as Kwinana’s 2nd, and 4th-grade sides missed the one-day final.
With one-day cricket complete, 2nd grade turned their attention to consolidating their position in the top four against Kardinya Lakes.
Kwinana was put into the field on a scorching day one and started well before Matthew Parnham (4-29) and Bevan Kearney (5-45) ripped through the batting line up to see Kwinana chasing 146 for victory on day two.
4th Grade was also asked to bowl first in their home match against Kardinya Lakes.
They started positively having the opposition on the ropes at 5-120, but the heat took its toll as the lower order put on 135 to finish the innings all out for 255.
Mark James claimed 4-46 in his return from injury to take his season total to 30.
One-Day Gs made the gutsy call to bowl first against Leeming.
They were rewarded early with Leeming flailing at 3-27 before a complete collapse saw them bowled out for 72.
Paul Webb took incredible figures of 4-7 while David MacDonald (3-17) and Marshall Clark (3-32) contributed nicely.
Kwinana’s opener David Stewart made 66 to ensure an easy victory for the home side as they finished the match on 6-158 and put themselves into second position on the ladder.
One-Day Bs struggled after being asked to bowl first against CBC.
CBC made 6-177 with Rob Taylor taking two wickets.
In 43° heat Kwinana couldn’t get going and were bowled out for 126.
Vishal Patel top scored with 24.
Kwinana’s Formula 15 campaign came to an end with a heavy defeat to Piara Waters.
After winning the toss, Kwinana decided to bowl and was made to regret the decision as Piara Waters smashed their way to 4-149.
Connor Kilgallon took 2-16.
Despite some late hitting from Kurt Verdonk (38n.o), they fell short finishing on 8-103.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 2nd Grade team have started 2019 with a win over the league leaders as One-Day Gs also get off to a great start.
Kwinana elected to bat first in their 2nd Grade match against Armadale.
Kurt Verdonk anchored the innings making 43 with solid middle order contributions around him pushing the final total to a defendable 7-159.
Kwinana kept their foot on Armadale’s throat after having them 2-0 in the first over and bowled them out for 143 with Bevan Kearney claiming 3-40.
Congratulations to Kurt Verdonk who was selected in the SMCA representative squad who had a narrow loss in the final of the Cricket West Cup at the WACA on Sunday against Suburban Turf.
One-Day Gs Captain Peter Geere dominated against Armadale with his second century of the season as they chased down 131 after putting Armadale into bat.
Paul Webb was the best of the bowlers taking 3-30.
Geere retired on 101 which included seven fours and eight sixes and saw Kwinana end the match on 7-199 recording a big win to keep them in the top four and within one win of the league leaders.
4th Grade were asked to bat first by Jandakot.
They made a solid start before Darcy Middleton hit 55 to help Kwinana finish the innings on 8-160.
The bowlers couldn’t get going as the batsmen dominate seeing Jandakot ease past Kwinana’s total and finish the game on 6-231.
One-Day Bs fielded first and started well having Leeming Spartan 6-90 before rapidly imploding due to a stunning innings of 159 n.o by Jordan Jupp.
Leeming ended the innings on 6-285.
Kieren Mellacheruvu bowled well taking 4-37.
Kwinana never got going with the bat despite a fast start from Cody Bingham (25) and were bowled out for 108.
Kwinana’s first Formula 15 match for 2019 against Roleystone / Karragullen was dominated by Mitchell Hind.
He made 42 with the bat in Kwinana’s total of 7-121 and then took 2-8 with the ball to restrict the opposition to 7-90.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s top grades record crushing victories as the one-day grades struggle in the heat.
2nd grade lost the toss and was asked to bowl against Kardinya Lakes.
The mercury hit 41 degrees as Kwinana took the field which led to a slow start before Kwinana bounced back taking 7-32 to have Kardinya in trouble at 7-73.
Kurt Verdonk mopped up the tail taking 3-9 bundling Kardinya out for 92.
Kwinana lost an early wicket in reply before Josh Atkinson (59) and Verdonk (56) put on a 112 run partnership to win the game.
56 from Thomas Moore saw Kwinana finish the match on 6-247 and go into the Christmas break in fourth on the ladder.
4th grade put together an outstanding run chase to jump into fourth spot against Kardinya Lakes.
After losing the toss and being put into the field, Kwinana wilted in the heat dropping multiple catches as Kardinya put on 7-209.
Spinner Qaisar Mewati took 2-30.
The run chase started shakily before multiple partnerships chipped away at the total.
A captain’s knock of 81 from Bartholomew Pratt, and some big hitting from Luke Ward (45) saw Kwinana pass the total and make 7-263.
One-Day Bs batted first against Piara Waters and melted to 6-44.
Club president David Abbott (64) combined with Kieren Mellacheruvu (23) for a 66 run partnership helping Kwinana limp to 132.
Wickets were hard to come by as Piara Waters cruised passed the total and finished on 219.
Aaron Kirby ended with the best figures taking 2-20.
One-Day Gs bowled well to have Piara Waters out for 152 with Kody Geere taking 3-21.
The run chase started poorly at 2-22, and they couldn’t recover ending their overs on 5-128.
Josh Elphick top scored on 30n.o.
Cannington forfeited in the Formula 15 match giving Kwinana the win.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 2nd-grade side returned to winning ways against Willetton in a positive week of results.
2nd grade bowled first against Willetton Crows away from home and started slowly before taking 5-18 thanks to Matthew Parnham’s 4-16 tohave Willetton 5-70.
The tail put together some resistance to push the total to 9-140.
Kwinana’s top order wobbled, but the middle order steadied around Brett Kearney (45) and chased down the score, finishing the match on 8-159.
4th Grade also bowled first against Willetton Crows at home.
They took regular wickets to restrict the total 6-163.
Rob Taylor claimed 2-15.
Kwinana’s openers got off to a flyer with a 72 run partnership as Paul Silchinger batted through the innings for 71n.o, leading Kwinana to victory and a total of 7-195.
One-Day Bs had a horror day against Thornlie at home.
After winning the toss and batting, Kwinana was bundled outfor 77 before the bowlers were pumped for 8-269 to record a demoralising defeat.
One-Day Gs batted first against Perth Tamil at Queens Park Oval.
The openers made a good start with David Stewart making 33.
The middle order put together good partnerships before late order hitting pushed the final total to 168.
Kwinana’s bowlers started well and took regular wickets to stifle Perth’s run chase and bowl them out for 142.
Marcus Draper took 3-26.
Kwinana’s second fifteen over league game in Formula 15 went down to the wire against Leeming Spartan.
Kwinana put Leeming into bat and struggled to take wickets early before Jon Cribbs claimed 3-12 to holt the momentum and restrict Leeming to 7-104.
Kwinana lost an early wicket but put together regular partnerships before a series of run-outs saw them flailing.
Captain Thomas Moore smashed 33 before falling with the score on 99.
Mark James hit a boundary and a single to level the scores before running out of deliveries to see the match tied at 104.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana has bounced back from last week’s disappointing results with 4th grade knocking off the top side and a huge milestone for a club veteran.
4th grade was put into bowl against Thornlie.
The innings started slowly before Kwinana’s bowlers ripped the middle order apart to have Thornlie out for 100.
The bowlers shared the wickets, but Mark James (3-13) finished with the best figures.
Opener Paul Silchinger set the platformin the run chase making 53 after losing his partner early.
A 93 run partnership for the second wicket won the game for Kwinana before late order hitting pushed the final total to 8-198.
One-Day Bs saw a massive milestone against CBC with Peter Goodier playing his 400th game for Kwinana.
He opened the batting making 22 before Luke Ward hit 13 boundaries on the way to 74 and a team total of 230.
They needed every run as wayward bowling again plagued the fielding effort, but 230 was a big task and Kwinana eventually bowled CBC outfor 198.
One-Day Gs recorded their fifth win of the season against Phoenix after losing the toss and being put into the field.
The bowlers started slowly but recruit Fida Hussain claimed 4-26 as Kwinana routed the middle and lower order holding Phoenix to 139.
Kwinana’s batsmen worked together in solid partnerships andmade light work of the total making 7-181 with David Buchanan top scoring with 30.
2nd grade had a tough day against Piara Waters at Piara Waters Reserve.
Kwinana lost the toss and bowled finding wickets hard to come by as Piara Waters made 7-188.
Connor Kilgallon took 3-55.
The batsmen never got going with Connor Kilgallon also top scored with 21 batting at 10.
Kwinana was bowled out for 141.
Kwinana’s Formula 15 debut was a nail-biter against Kenwick.
Kwinana made 7-93 batting first with Daniel Bell making 34.
Mark James’ 2-18 wasn’t enough as Kenwick chased down the total on 4-98.
By Aaron Kirby
A hard-fought weekend of One-Day cricket saw a series of close losses for Kwinana.
One-Day Gs travelled to Maddington for the second time this season and were put into the field.
The bowlers did well to restrict Maddington to 9-165 with Kody Geere taking 4-28.
The batsmen started well but were in massive trouble at 9-86 before Adrian Woollons came in at eleven and blasted his way to an unbeaten 53.
His partner was run out in the final over with the score on 160, just six runs short of victory.
Kwinana’s One-Day Bs returned home against Armadale and was asked to bat first.
Batting went well with four of the top five batsmen making over twenty before Cody Bingham’s boundary-filled 33 pushed the final total to 194.
Armadale put on an entertaining run chase with periods where the bowlers dominated before the batsmen would take back the momentum.
In the end, the bowlers couldn’t take enough wickets as Armadale reeled in the target with an over to spare and end the innings on 5-214.
Luke Collins took 2-31 to go with three batting sixes including two monsters into the clubhouse.
4th Grade was put into bat at home against Cockburn.
Kwinana lost an early wicket but stabilised through Dion Cole-Parkhill who made 37 before being run out.
Steady partnerships pushed the final total to 163.
Kwinana bowlers couldn’t get on top despite Connor Kilgallon’s 3-28 as Cockburn chased down the total and ended the match on 5-190.
Former club captain Daniel Bell notched up his 200th game for Kwinana as Cockburn again sent Kwinana in to bat in 2nd grade at Davilak Reserve.
Kwinana’s batsmen struggled early before Matthew Parnham made 70n.o to give Kwinana a defendable 6-166.
The run chase was tight all afternoon, but Kwinana couldn’t finish it off as Cockburn passed the total and finished the match on 6-172.
This week sees Kwinana kick off their Formula 15 campaign against Kenwick at Mills Park under Captain Thomas Moore.
By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 4th grade completed a commanding victory in round five as G grade found form against Leeming.
4th grade jumped into the top four with a dominating victory over Riverton-Rostrata.
Kwinana came into day two having won the game on the first innings and still having a lead of over one hundred.
They decided to bowl again.
Andrew Gibbs (5-31) and Mark James (3-48) again set about dismantling Riverton-Rostrata’s batsmen to have them all out for 136 leaving Kwinana 34 runs to chase to claim the outright.
Steve Nichols made 30n.o as they made the runs with ease.
One-Day Gs chose to bowl first in their home game against Leeming Spartans and found it tough going.
Leeming put pressure on Kwinana’s bowlers making good partnerships and taking advantage of 37 extras to make a challenging total of 8-183.
Blake Newton claimed 3-11.
Kwinana started the run chase steadily thanks to captain Peter Geere (43) who put together partnerships with the top order before surprise packet Sean Beazley blasted four six’s on his way to a career-high 44 propelling Kwinana past the total.
Kwinana finished the match on an impressive 6-221.
A serious of runouts cost 2nd Grade in a tight run chase away against Riverton-Rostrata.
Three run outs including top scorer Matthew Parnham (49) saw Kwinana bowled out short of the 181 runs required for victory.
2nd grade sits fourth on the ladder after five games.
One-Day Bs again struggled in the field against Leeming to record another loss.
Kwinana’s bowlers couldn’t find any consistency bowling 50 extras while Leeming opener Jeremy Gibson took advantage plundering 114n.o.
Leeming posted a massive 2-258.
Kwinana lost early wickets before recovering in the middle order.
However, even some big hitting from Luke Collins (54) couldn’t get it done as Kwinana finished their forty overs on 7-187.
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.