Kwinana off to flyer


Kwinana Courier - - Sport - Aaron Kirby

THE first round of the sea­son saw two fan­tas­tic re­sults for the Kwinana Cricket Club.

Sec­ond grade opened the sea­son against Kardinya Lakes at Ore­lia Oval. New cap­tain Josh Atkin­son won the toss and elected to bat.

After an early wicket, Kurt Ver­donk came in at three and stead­ied the ship, mak­ing a match-high 37 runs. Some quick wick­ets had Kwinana stalled at 6-127 but some solid part­ner­ship bat­ting saw them fin­ish their 40 overs all out for 188.

They came out to bowl with a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude which paid div­i­dends early, with Atkin­son reel­ing in a screamer at cover to claim the first catch of the sea­son.

An­drew Gibbs (3-10) and Lin­coln Dwyer (3-32) com­bined for six wick­ets, which re­sulted in Kardinya Lakes be­ing bowled out for 115.

Sec­ond grade will have a bye this week.

A su­perb in­nings of 52 from Ray Schuller en­abled fifth grade to clin­cha close win. They started their cam­paign away from home against East Fre­man­tle. Cap­tain Mar­cus Draper won the toss and elected to bat. The team bat­ted around Schuller and pushed their total to 9-173 from 40 overs.

Kwinana’s tight bowl­ing re­sulted in reg­u­lar wick­ets fall­ing and pre­vented East Fre­man­tle from pick­ing up mo­men­tum.

East Fre­man­tle could not re­cover and ended up fall­ing four runs short. David Ste­wart had the best fig­ures, tak­ing 3-23.

Fifth grade takes on Cock­burn at Ore­lia Oval in round 2 to­mor­row.

To­mor­row one-day Cs, led by Steve Ni­chols, take on Madding­ton at Gil­more Oval to start their cam­paign, while One-day Fs’ sea­son be­gins at Hume Road Oval, play­ing Thorn­lie led by re­turn­ing cap­tain David Lang­lands.

Sec­ond grade cap­tain Josh Atkin­son reels in a screamer at cover to claim the first catch of the sea­son.

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