Kwinana off to flyer
ENCOURAGING START TO SEASON
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.