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Kevin Ginn made 31 runs in Ellenbrook’s win over Swan View at the weekend. Picture: AARON DISS

Roleystone remain undefeated

ROLEYSTONE Karragullen will travel to Ellenbrook and will look to retain their undefeated start to the Swan Helena District Cricket Association season going into the Christmas break. 

Ellenbrook had a good win last week and will hope to take that form into their last match before the break.

Swan View will host Forrestfield at Brown Park and will be looking to bounce back after losing their last two matches. 

Forrestfield will be eyeing off second place on the ladder if they can pick up a win on the road.

In the final match, Caversham will be home against Helena Valley and will be looking for revenge after their close first round lose. Helena Valley will take some momentum from their close win last round and will be hoping to make it two from two to close the year.

Last weekend, Caversham won the toss and elected to bat at Cross Park. 

After losing their first wicket in the third over, it was slow going before their second wicket fell just before drinks to leave them 2-54. 

Tim Baines tried his best to set a competitive total with 59 but the tight Roleystone bowling, combined with the slow outfield restricted the visitors to 4-136 off their 40 overs. 

After losing an early wicket, Roleystone got going and were well on their way to victory when Captain Trent Stuart was dismissed for 38 in the 19th over, to leave the home side 3-93. 

Glen Hickinbotham continued his good form with the bat finishing with 65 not out to guide his side home in the 27th over, four wickets down.

At Boya Oval, Swan View won the toss and elected to bat and openers Michael Prasad and James Musca (31) got the View boys off to a good start with a 62-run partnership before Prasad was dismissed in the 17th over for 35. 

Helena Valley then bounced back before drinks claiming two more quick wickets to have the visitors 3 for 78 at drinks. 

After drinks the contest was even when Matt Gray claimed his first wicket of the day, that of David Pease for 30, to leave Swan View 5-114 with 10 overs to go. 

Matt Gray then claimed a further three wickets to finish with figures 4-39, before the visitors completed their 40 overs at 9-173. 

In response the Helena Valley openers provided a solid platform with the Swan View opening bowlers bowling a tight line and length. 

Helena Valley then lost three quick wickets before drinks to be 3-54 after 20 overs. 

James Kinsella then played a consolidating role in the middle of the order to push his side closer to victory, with his team needing 50 runs off the last 8 overs. 

Swan View then claimed a wicket to bring Geoff Hammond to the crease and within five balls, Hammond had changed the game hitting five sixes to finish with 41 off 15 balls. 

Kinsella was dismissed for a very well made 49 and Swan View’s Leon Ottobrino claimed three late wickets but it was too late and Helena Valley had pulled off a great victory.

At Hartfield, Forrestfield batted first and was dismissed for a disappointing 106. 

Ellenbrook captain Rylan Cannell was tight with figures of 1-9 off his 8 overs and Werner Senekal claimed the wickets with 4-23 off his 7. 

In response Kevin Ginn got the visitors off to a good start with 31 before Justin Wood guided them home for a five wicket victory in the 32nd over with 39 not out.

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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