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Ellenbrook claim upset victory

LAST weekend Roleystone Karragullen won the toss and sent the home side Ellenbrook into bat. 

The Ellenbrook boys got off to a solid start being 0-33 after the first 10 overs. 

Roleystone then bounced back in the next 10 overs through young leg spinner Connor Kennelly, who claimed three wickets to have the home side 3-62 at drinks. 

Ellenbrook then steadied through the middle period before a late flurry of wickets saw them dismissed for 136. 

In response Roleystone had a terrible start with Andrew Hay doing the damage claiming four wickets to have the visitors 4-21 after 10 overs. 

Roleystone looked to steady before four more quick wickets to in-form leg spinner Aaron Diss had the visitors in big trouble at 8-60. The Roleystone tail gave themselves a chance with a 52 run 9th wicket partnership but it was not enough with the home side claiming the upset victory by 24 runs. 

Bowlers were the players of the day with Kennelly claiming 3-21 off his eight for Roleystone and Hay and Diss claiming 4-19 and 4-18 respectively.

At William Henry Oval, Caversham continued their good form claiming their second victory of the season, Helena Valley won the toss and elected to bat and had a slow start being 1-24 after 10 overs. 

The scoring didn’t get much faster through the next 10 overs and the Helena Valley boys were 3-59 at drinks. 

Brandon Ashe then claimed three quick wickets in the middle overs and Helena Valley was in trouble at 6-90 after 30 overs. 

The visitors tried to increase the run rate but finished all out for 134. In reply it didn’t start too well for the home side being 2-13 in the 5th over. 

Tim Baines was then joined by Nathan Ashe and the two in-form batsmen guided their team home with 57 and 64 not out respectively.

At Brown Park, Forrestfield won the toss and elected to bat but it was Justin Howell who had the visitors 2-13 in the 5th over. 

Captain Jake Garland helped consolidate the innings before he was dismissed for 31 to leave his team 4-60 in the 20th over. 

Next it was Brody Cover’s turn to set a competitive target for the visitors and with some nice hitting he finished with 62 and guided his side to 8-170 off their 40 overs. 

In reply Swan View lost an early wicket but were gaining some momentum when they were 1-42 in the 13th over before a heavy downfall left the field unsafe to continue and the match was abandoned with both sides taking home three points. 

On January 5-6 the Swan Helena District Cricket Association will be playing in the CricketWest Carnival at Charles Veryard Oval in North Perth against the other Perth Metropolitan cricket associations. 

The association has selected an initial 27-man squad, which will be reduced to a 15-man squad for the carnival.

By David Pease

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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