By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s top grades are developing an intense rivalry with Bicton Attadale after fighting out two close encounters over the weekend.
2nd Grade won the toss and decided to bowl first on their home deck against Bicton Attadale.
It was a slow start before Kwinana took 2-0 to break back into the game.
A look at former Kwinana batsmen Derryn Fernandez fired the bowlers up, and the game was evenly poised when Fernandez fell at 4-139.
The lower order got away towards the end of the innings handing Bicton Attadale a healthy total of 5-199.
Luke Collins claimed 1-9.
Geoff Perera again led the way with the bat making 77.
Further contributions from Paul Silchinger (51n.o.) and captain Peter Geere (33) pushed the game into the final over.
At the end of a pressure-filled final over Kwinana found themselves a heartbreaking run short on 8-198.
A brutal knock from Anil Sah saw Kwinana’s 4th Grade play out a close match as they travelled to take on Bicton Attadale after a significant victory in their first encounter.
After losing the toss, Kwinana made a strong start with the ball, but missed opportunities in the field hurt.
Blake Kilgallon claimed 2-55 including an unusual hit wicket dismissal as Bicton Attadale posted 6-207.
Kwinana lost an early wicket but steadied.
Sah (76) walked to the crease at 2-47 and combined with Aaron Kirby, who carried his bat on the way to 56n.o., to put on 106 runs before hauling out trying to hit an eighth six.
Adrian Woollons made a brisk 27 to keep Kwinana in the game, however, the total was just too much in the end as Kwinana finished the match on 3-193.
One-Day Cs were asked to bowl first against Phoenix and struggled to find control bowling 44 extras as Phoenix posted 6-207.
Kwinana’s batsmen couldn’t find their feet and were dismissed for 130.
Scott Weldon top-scored with 25.
Unfortunately, One-Day H had to forfeit their match against Leeming.