By Aaron Kirby
Kwinana’s 4th Grade bounced back brilliantly thanks to Anil Sah’s brilliant ton as One-Day Cs played out a nail-biter.
4th Grade batted first on the scorching opening day of their Round Five clash against Bicton-Attadale.
Kwinana made a nervy start before Sah and Terrance Clark (48) combined to put on a brilliant partnership of 168.
Sah’s first career hundred blended patience with controlled power-hitting, pounding the bowlers under the hot sun.
He hit 21 fours and two sixes on his way to posting 139.
A mini-collapse of 3-0 ended the innings early, but the damage had already been done with Kwinana posting an imposing 275 to end the day.
One-Day Cs returned home for their clash with Willetton Crows.
Kwinana bowled first.
The innings was in the balance at 3-93 before two quick wickets slowed the Crows momentum and saw them finish the innings on 8-157.
Adrian Woollons was the standout of the run chase making 52 before having to retire leaving Kwinana needing 18 from the last three overs.
There were wickets and boundaries aplenty as it came down to three runs needed off the last ball.
Oskar Johns-Carpenter found himself run out inches short of what would have been a match tying double as Kwinana went down by a single heart-breaking run; finishing the innings on 9-156.
2nd Grade made the bold decision to field first in their game against Bicton Attadale at Fremantle Park.
They made the perfect start claiming 2-2 before Bicton Attadale recovered and made Kwinana’s bowlers grind it out in the 40-degree heat for the second week running.
Dylan Hinchliffe bowled brilliantly claiming 4-68 from 21 overs, but the heat took its toll as Bicton Attadale posted 230.
One-Day H had a tough day at Bruce Lee Oval against CBC.
Kwinana batted first and made a positive start as the openers put on 19.
A middle-order collapse stifled the innings, but Kwinana managed to bat out the overs and finished with 7-67.
The bowlers had a tough task defending the low total.
Peter Tucker took 1-10 from his allotted overs as CBC finished the match on 4-157.