GRANDFINAL REPLAY THIS WEEKEND
In Swan Helena cricket, this week, the last round before the Christmas break is being played and Swanview play Darlington at Brown Park and Swanview should rebound from last week’s loss, to win. Helena valley play Roleystone/Karragullen and there is starting to be some feeling between these two teams since last year’s grand final. It’s a classic case of the young bull taking on the old bull. Both have good attacks but I think Helena valley are a little stronger with the bat and should win. Lesmurdie /Mazenod take on the neighbours Forrestfield and this young team is starting to develop and could give Lesmurdie a fright. Ellenbrook Rangers play Middle Swan and should win.
HELENA VALLEY ON TOP AND STILL UNBEATEN
Helena Valley kept their unbeaten run alive and are moving to hot favourites to win their first ever A grade premiership' when they defeated Swanview at Boya Oval, Helena Valley batted first and with the bat, Swan Helena’s champion player from last year, Sean Cohen top scored with 78 runs out of the total of 6-190 and he was well supported by Justin Weaver, who
made a handy 42 runs. In Swanview’s reply of 169 all out, Matt Parnham made 63, Chris Turkich weighed in with 33 runs and that man again, Sean Cohen picked up 4-29. For club president Alan Scroop, some joy, as his Machiavellian planning for ten years, finally looks like bearing fruit.
FORRESTFIELD IMPRESSIVE WINNERS OVER MIDDLE SWAN
On Saturday, Forrestfield had an impressive, no mercy win over Middle Swan. Brendan Cebalo top scored with a display of power batting to finish on 80 runs, Alex Minson gave good support with 68, Forrestfield’s captain Brody Cover, chipped in with 50 And Scott Witschge scored 30 runs, while the best of the Middle Swan bowlers was Drew McAuliffe taking 3-52.
ELLENBROOK RANGERS GRAB THE POINTS OVER DARLINGTON
Ellenbrook Rangers returned to form with a win over Darlington Competitive. James Hurley scored 75, Josh Cannell hit 56 runs, Nathan Bull made 33 and Alan Perella took 3-45 for Darlington. In reply, Darlington made 8-173 off their forty overs, with Morgan Foote making 34 not out and Aaron Diss picked up 4 wickets for 40 runs.
ROLEYSTONE/KARRAGULLEN DEFEAT LESMURDIE/MAZENOD
Roleystone Karragullen finally are showing the form that won them the premiership last year as they defeated Lesmurdie/Mazenod, at Ray Owen Oval. Two centurions in the Roleystone innings of 5-253 and they were, Michael Chmielewski who scored a Nelson, 111 and Glen Hickinbotham, who hit 101. In Lesmurdie’s innings Josh McGlynn top scored with 67 and Tim McQuoid kept up his good recent form with 35 runs.
Simon O’Sullivan (LM) 67 & 3-45
Travis Conway (SV) 62
Matt Dimasi (SV) 4-9
Shawn Saunders (ER) 182no & 3-37 IN RED HOT FORM
Darren Embrey (FF) 93no ONE OF "SHREK'S BIG DAYS"
Rhys Knowles (SV) 77
Ray Marsh (MS) 55
Matt Wheeler (GF) 54 Jack McKay (Much) 52
Dave Jacobson (FF) 30 & 4-16
Jason Gymer (SV) 6-23
Navgeet Singh (ER) 73
Simon O’Sullivan (LM) 95 & 3-5 ANOTHER MAKING RUNS AND TAKING WICKETS EACH WEEK
Rory Bennett (BB) 58
Nigel Durkin (HV) 53
Wayne Sowden (BB) 52
Aaron Johnstone (May) 4-23
Craig Pitt (BB) 4-15
Dan Loader (May) 68no & 3-17
Paul Sawers (GF) 55no
Darren Cox (May) 51
B Mohit (May) 5-24