FORRESTFIELD, who are in fourth spot on the Swan Helena Districts Cricket Association travelled up to Cross Park to take on Roleystone Karragullen needing a win to hold on to their finals position.
Roleystone’s Stuart brothers Trent and Mitch had different thoughts by ripping through the Forrestfield batting line up claiming 3-14 and 3-24 respectively in dismissing the visitors for 105.
Forrestfield have given themselves a chance having the home side 4-43 at stumps.
But you would expect the Roleystone batting line up to get the job done this Saturday and allow them to go into the finals with some momentum.
At Brown Park, Helena Valley won the toss and elected to bowl thinking this was their best chance to score the additional points they needed to make the finals.
On a hot afternoon their bowlers toiled hard but Swan View was defiant on the slow and spongy Brown Park surface with Matt Parnham being the pick of the batsman with 45.
After tea bowler Dan Loughton was able to get the breakthroughs claiming 4-28 and helping dismiss Swan View in the 71st over for 145.
Helena Valley had six overs to bat before stumps and lost three quick wickets to finish the day 3-10.
With a number of good batsman to come this game should go down to the wire on the very slow outfield of Brown Park.
Helena Valley captain Jimmy Scroop is the key for the visitors to get the points and push for another finals berth.
At North Swan Park, Darlington had a day that they would like to forget being dismissed for 66 in the 40th over.
The Ellenbrook bowlers shared the honours with captain Paul Fernie being the main wicket taker claiming 3-7.
In reply Ellenbrook is 1-94 with Kevin Ginn and Josh Cannell both on 35 not out, both batsmen will be looking to use this innings to hit a big score and take some momentum into the Swan Helena competition finals next weekend.
By David Pease