ELLENBROOK RANGERS SIT ON TOP OF THE LADDER
Ellenbrook Rangers are on top of the Swan Helena A grade ladder. By defeating Middle Swan outright they gained enough points to get to the top of the ladder, for the first time in their history. After making 167 in the first week of the game they dismissed Middle Swan cheaply in both innings, for 58 and 91. Rylan Cannell gave an outstanding performance to pick up 8 for twelve in Middle Swan’s first innings, including 6 wickets in three overs. Veteran Paul Fernie took 3-22 in the Middle Swan second innings and Jack Jorgenson stood out with 45 runs.
LESMURDIE/MAZENOD SCRAP HOME OVER FORRESTFIELD
At Hartfield Park, where the two neighbours and rivals, Forrestfield and Lesmurdie/Mazenod, had a tight tussle for the first innings points with Lesmurdie picking up the last three Forrestfield wickets for 8 runs and that saw them gain the 6 points for a first innings victory. Paul Richardson was the best of the Lesmurdie bowlers claiming 3-19. Lesmurdie/Mazenod batted a second time and at time, was all out for a more respectable 196. Pat Carney hit 77, Trent Pottinger scored 42 runs and Alex Snadden took 6-32.
SWANVIEW DEFEAT DARLINGTON COMPETITIVE
The Swanview and Darlington Competitive game at Brown Park saw Swanview record a good win. Ben Thyer top scored with 64 in Swanview’s total of 192 all out, with good support from Chris Turkich who made 32 and Pat Shaw picked up 4-36.
GRAND FINAL REPLAY FIZZLES OUT
The grands final replay at Cross Park between Helena Valley and Roleystone/Karragullen fizzled out into a lop sided win for Helena Valley, as they dismissed Roleystone for 51 runs and enforced the follow on and had Roleystone at 3-83 in their second inning, at stumps. Trent Wilson was the destroyer for Helena Valley, snapping up 5-13, in the first innings.
James Dymond (Mun) 152no
Nick Lee (L/M) 52
Brett Turner (LM) 6-23
Mark Klashorst (HV) 5-16
Jess Roberts (RK) 101
Brad Stewart (RK) 90
Andrew McGinchley (ER) 5-4 & 5-18
Jason Gymer (SV) 5-11 & 67
Fraser Davey (L/M) 69
Trent Nottle (FF) 50
Rob Outten (L/M) 4-25 & 7-28
Ellenbrook Rangers and Lesmurdie/Mazenod had outright wins by an innings.
Alistair Eaton (LM) 6-25
Jake Edwards (BB) 69
Quinn Vistisen (L/M) 55no
Brendan Rac (DC) 39 & 3-26
Justin Dickenson (RK) 57
Jamie Parker (May) 141no
Ben Bullock (GF) 4-5
Braden Anderson (BB) 4-29
Andrew Robertson (LM Gld) 30 & 3-19
THE Swan and Helena District Cricket Association’s A grade season 2014/15, Round Two begins this week and a couple of good games feature. Lesmurdie/Mazenod is at home to Swanview and these two traditional rivals ask or give no favours. It should be a typical tough encounter and with both teams winning last week, another win for either would see them set up the team for a successful season. I think at this stage Swanview look a little better balanced and should win. Darlington Competitive plays Roleystone/Karragullen at home.
Not a happy time for Darlington as Roleystone were embarrassed by the loss last week and should rebound very strongly. However I saw a couple of good performers return for Darlington last week in their D grade side and with the run under their belts I would not write Darlington off completely. Ellenbrook take on Forrestfield at Coolamon and the Rangers were cock a hoop over sitting on top of the ladder after being the whipping boys of the competition for so long and the improvement seen last year looks to have continued so the Rangers should beat the young Forrestfield team.. Last game of the round has Helena Valley at home to Middle Swan and they should win.