FINAL FOUR MAKE UP GOES DOWN TO LAST WEEK
BY JUGGY STEPHENSON
The Swan Helena A Grade top four may be settled but a couple of close finishes this week will determine how the first round of finals shapes up.
ELLENBROOK RANGERS TEST LESMURDIE/MAZENOD
Ellenbrook’s hopes may be dashed for 2013/14 but they are poised to upset Lesmurdie Mazenod’s plans if they can win at Coolamon this week. Looking to secure second spot and the double chance, Lesmurdie struggled to 144, with only Riley Thompson (30) coming to terms with the Ranger’s attack, again led by Dan Stather (3/16). Josh Cannell (30) and Jim Hurley (32no) guided the hosts to 1/68 at stumps.
FORRRESTFIELD BREAK THROUGH EARLY
Leading the way with a half century against his old Club, Brendan Cebalo (53) helped Forrestfield keep Swan View out in the Hartfield Park heat for most of the day, before finishing on 165. Dave Pease grabbed 3/35 for the visitors before they lost an early wicket to finish on 1/12 at stumps. With a strong batting line up, Swan View should make light work of the run chase and wrap up second spot.
ROLEYSTONE ON TOP
After an outright loss last week, Glen Forrest’s batsmen responded well to post a reasonable total against Roleystone Karragullen up at Cross Park. Justin Weaver (42), Ben Morgan (47) and John Neves (41) all got starts in the visitor’s total of 154, with Trent Stuart (4/37) and John Lewis (3/23) the best of Roleystone’s bowlers. Joining the race for second spot on the ladder, the hosts have made a positive start at 0/72, Pat Fisher unbeaten on 52no.
HELENA VALLEY IN CHARGE
At North Swan Park, Helena Valley posted another strong total of 215 against Darlington. Jim Scroop (39) continued his good form, as did Adam Johnson (36) while Trent Wilson topped 30 wickets for the season with his 5/30. Darlington finished at 1/31 in reply.
Helena Valley 86 (Tom Cowton 5-29) v Lesmurdie/Mazenod 2-133 (Josh McGlynn 83no); Middle Swan 139 (Ray Marsh 39, Andrew Mobilia 6-26) v Roleystone/Karragullen 1-9; Forrestfield 135 (Warren Osboine 42, Greg Smith 3-22) v Swanview 1-17.
Chris Williams (LMCC) 100 no,
Alex Smith (MSCC) 47no and 3/19,
Josh Owen (MSCC) 33no and 3/20
Jye Fagan (LMCC) 6/15,
Kim Clark (Mun) 68,
Steve Nimmo (Mun) 64,
Brett Hyde (DCCC) 70
Rarsh Harun (DCCC) 67,
Damien Arlidge (DCCC) 58,
Kurt Beaumont (ECC) 62,
Kyle Mackey (Muc) 54,
Mal Yarran (DWCC) 127,
Adrian Hart (GFCC) 57,
Steve Reeves (RKCC) 60no,
Rene Reddingius (HVCC) 72,
Justin Kickett (HVCC) 68,
Murray Steddy (HVCC) 6/12