Kwinana Cricket Club’s One-Day D side win nail-biter
Kwinana’s One-Day Ds have consolidated their hold on second spot with a nail-biting win against Piara Waters.
After being sent in to bat at Sutherlands Park, Kwinana made a rocky start losing 3-27.
Sumair Sohi turned the ship around, building an impressive and unbeaten 47.
However, his teammates struggled to find their feet as the visitors could only manage 9-126 from their 35 overs.
Piara Waters looked well on track for victory for most of the innings and looked home at 4-94.
But Kwinana showed why they had been a top-two team all season, roaring back to take 4-12 to get their noses in front.
Hardip Benipal led the charge with 4-33 as Piara Water rolled over.
It still came down to the final over, where Kwinana’s bowlers held their nerve to secure a two-run victory.
One-Day Gs were left to rue their costly wides in a narrow defeat against Armadale at Gilmore College Oval.
After winning the toss and asking Armadale to bat first, Kwinana bowled perfectly.
The visitors appeared down and out after a spell of 4-26 from David MacDonald left them reeling at 7-63.
However, as the innings rolled on, Kwinana lost their discipline, bowling 37 wides and six no balls for a total of 45 extras that bumped Armadale to a total of 9-149.
Kwinana opener Sean Mohan made a bright start and anchored the innings with 40, but the home side stalled going into the last five overs.
Armadale had 15 runs to defend from the final two overs.
It proved too tall an order for Kwinana as they were dismissed for 138 off the second last ball of the game.
A crisp 42 from Qaisar Mewati and a brutal 30 from Peter Matson rescued a total for Kwinana’s 3rd Grade at Orelia Oval.
The home side was reduced to 4-11 after winning the toss and batting first against CBC.
Mewati and Matson combined for 52 runs.
Captain Brett Kearney added 25 before an entertaining 14 from Ryley Rametta saw Kwinana post 146.
Two late wickets from Kearney has the game evenly poised going into day two, with CBC sitting at 2-13.
Kwinana’s 6th Grade also have a fight on their hands in their two-day clash with Cannington.
After posting 126 batting first, Kwinana grabbed a late wicket through Byron Newton to have Cannington end the day 1-26.
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