ON Saturday the one day rounds of the Swan Helena District Cricket Association season start.
Caversham will have a hard task trying to make it two in a row, when they travel to Cross Park to take on the undefeated Roleystone Karragullen, Roleystone will be confident after a massive batting performance in round four.
Forrestfield will host Ellenbrook at Hartfield Park and be looking for three in a row, while Ellenbrook will be hoping to snap a two-game losing streak.
In the final game of the round, Swan View will try to bounce back after receiving their first defeat of the season when they travel to Boya Oval to take on Helena Valley.
The Helena Valley boys will need an improved batting performance if they are going to claim victory.
Last Saturday, Ellenbrook started the day 0-13 needing a further 181 for victory.
The day did not start to plan with Lindsay Nattey bowling the Ellenbrook opener in the third over of the day.
The visitors then consolidated before a run out claimed their second wicket to leave them 2-42 after 17 overs.
The run out started a collapse for the Ellenbrook boys with them losing 7-25 and being in massive trouble at 8-67 before tea.
After tea Nattey cleaned up the tail to finish with 3-33 to claim Caversham’s first 1st grade victory.
At Brown Park, Swan View had the improbable task of chasing down 351 for victory.
The day started solid before the Swan View opener hit young leg spinner Connor Kennelly straight to mid on in the 10th over to leave the home side 1-31.
Swan View tried to increase the run rate but this led to a few quick wickets to left arm paceman Glen Hickinbotham to leave Swan View 5-78.
Swan View then decided to take the outright opportunity away from the Roleystone side and consolidated to be 5-136 at tea.
After tea Swan View batted out the rest of the day to be dismissed in the last over of the day for 202, Luke Otway was the mainstay with the bat scoring 60 with Hickinbotham and Kennelly claiming 3-39 and 3-52 respectively.
Forrestfield and Helena Valley decided to call the game after victory on day one.
This Tuesday the Swan Helena Tuesday Night Twenty20 competition starts.
This season’s competition will have 16 teams split into four groups, who will compete against each other on December 11, December 18 and January 8.
The competition will then move into a quarter, semi and grand final stage.
This season as well as Swan Helena clubs, there will be clubs from other metropolitan associations including Midland Guildford, High Wycombe, Swan Athletic, Lesmurdie Mazenod and Midland.
By David Pease