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Swan View makes the final top four

SWAN View has made the top four in the Swan Helena Districts Cricket Association competition.

The club joins ladder leader Lesmurdie Mazenod with Roleystone Karragullen taking second spot and Ellenbrook the third spot.

This weekend at Ray Owen Reserve Lesmurdie take on Roleystone for a spot in the grand final.

Lesmurdie has beaten Roleystone all three times this season and will be confident to get the job done again this weekend and feature in back-to-back grand finals.

On all three occasions Lesmurdie has been too strong with the bat with Dave Kelly leading the way and they have shared the bowling honours well between their bowlers.

For Roleystone to win batting maestro Michael Mobilia will require some support from the rest of his teammates and the Stuart brothers, Trent and Mitch will need to restrict the Lesmurdie batting line up.

At Ellenbrook District Open Space Ellenbrook take on Swan View with the winner taking on the loser of the first final and the loser packing up the whites for next season.

Ellenbrook has been too good both times this year against Swan View with Kevin Ginn and Josh Cannell both scoring big score on either occasion. Swan View will need batsman Dave Catania and Matt Parnham who have both had starts against Ellenbrook this season to go on and hit a big score if Swan View is any chance for victory.

Last Saturday at Brown Park, Swan View grabbed the seven wickets required to claim victory and also the final finals position.

Starting the day at 3 for 10, Helena Valley required a further 136 runs for victory but the day couldn’t have started any worse for the visitors losing two early wickets to be 5-17.

Helena Valley captain Jimmy Scroop tried his hardest to give his side the chance to win with 30 but it was Swan View’s Luke Stein who was able to guide his team to the finals claiming 5-22.

At Cross Park after an early scare Roleystone was easily able to claim victory and take some winning form into the finals.

Chasing Forrestfield’s 105, Roleystone found themselves 5-59 before Glen Hickinbotham proved to be the difference with 49.

After passing the score Patrick Jackson was able to find some form with a 42 to guide the home side to 210.

At North Swan Park with victory already claimed on the first day, Ellenbrook used the day to get some batting practice before the finals.

Kevin Ginn was the main beneficiary scoring 104 out of Ellenbrook’s 8-276.

Morgan Foot toiled hard for Darlington with the ball claiming 4-57.

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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