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.

2nd Grade sit in the third position on the ladder as 4th Grade slip to fifth.

One-Day Bs resumes action next week against Thornlie away from home while One-Day Gs have another bye.