THE Swan and Helena District Cricket Association’s A grade season 2014/15, Round Two ends this weekend and some interesting situations at the halfway mark of the games. Darlington Competitive routed reigning premiers Roleystone/Karragullen for only 83 runs but their bowlers good work was wasted
as they are in trouble at 3-24 ion reply. Roleystone should get up and win. Swanview set Lesmurdie/Mazenod a big run chase when they made 6-250 at Ray Owen. The strong Swanview attack should successfully defend that total. Helena Valley should grab the points over Middle Swan who continue to battle in the A grade, being all out for 101 runs. Rain shortened the first day’s play at Coolamon
Oval and Ellenbrook scored 7-174 against Forrestfield but it should be enough for victory.
HELENA VALLEY ON TOP AGAINST MIDDLE SWAN Adam Johnson took 3-8 in Middle Swan innings of 101 but late rain saw Helena Valley’s first innings delayed until this week. Unfortunately for Middle Swan, as they come to terms with A grade cricket again, they have played against two of the stronger teams of the grade in their first two games and they are learning that mercy and pity are not high on required list for teams in the Swan Helena A grade cricket
SWANVIEW SET LESMURDIE GOOD TOTAL
At Ray Owen, on an oval, which is debateable whether its fit enough for A grade cricket, Swanview made 6-250, with Michael Parnham top scoring with 82 runs, Ben Thyer, continued his good early season form, with 66 runs and Chris Turkich hit 41 runs.
DARLINGTON DISMISS ROLEYSTONE CHEAPLY
Roleystone/Karragullen, through a combination of injury and Premiership hangover, were all out for 83 against Darlington Competitive. Dave Allan was the standout bowler, claiming 5-21 and Phil Shaw took 3-21.
Roleystone also began last season very slowly before finishing strongly.l
ELLENBROOK AND FORRESTFIELD EVENLY POISED Ellenbrook Ranger’s first innings of 7-174 was reduced to 68 overs because rain interfered with play, late in the day. Josh Cannell top scored with 51 runs, Rylan Cannell scored 46 and the best of the Forrestfield bowlers was Alex Snadden who snapped up 4-42.
Chris Thomas (Mun) 7-4
James Dymond (Mun) 68
Antony Wills (Mun) 68
Brendon Cebalo (FF) 90
Chris Williams (L/M) 62no
Mick Coghill (MS) 6-25
Howard Newitt (SV) 4-42
Kim Clark (HV) 88 & 3-20
Chris Bryce (HV) 64no & 3-19
Dave Morey (SV) 52
Paul Manning (RK) 4-11
Callum Irvine (LM) 4-36
Tom Upson (ER) 80
Neil Harris (L/M Blue 76no
Colin Ross (BB) 58no
Dan Loader (May) 56
Paul Russell (GF) 5-10
Mayur Bhatia (May) 4-28
Brian Bennett (BB) 4-29
Tom Duzevich (LM Gld) 4-20