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Swan View bowler Michael Prasad took 5 for 22 in Swan View’s win over Ellenbrook on the weekend. PICTURE: AARON DISS

Top of the table clash looms in SHDCA

THIS weekend at Brown Park, Swan View will take on Roleystone Karragullen in a top of the table clash. 

Roleystone has hit over 200 on two occasions so far this season and also dismissed teams fairly easily with their strong bowling line up. 

Swan View has been fairly solid with the bat and bowled well in all three of their matches.

 At Boya Oval, Forrestfield will be looking to make it two in a row after a strong batting performance in round three. 

The Helena Valley boys are back at home and after just falling short in round three will be hoping to get their second win of the year.

At William Henry Oval, Caversham are still chasing their first 1st Grade victory but will be encouraged by their performance with the bat last round. 

Ellenbrook just fell short last week and after a couple of good bowling performances will be confident to get their second win.

Last weekend, Ellenbrook resumed the day at 1 for 37 requiring a further 133 for victory. 

The day didn’t start well with Michael Prasad claiming a wicket before the batsman troubled the scorers. 

Prasad continued to trouble the Ellenbrook middle order and the home side was looking in all sorts of trouble at 8 for 86. 

Aaron Diss was joined by Paul Fernie and with only two wickets remaining and 84 runs required the game looked over.

However Diss put in a great batting display and Fernie played a few hard hitting shots to put Ellenbrook near victory with only 14 runs to get before Prasad re-entered the attack. 

Prasad finished with the figures of 5 for 22 off 16 overs to dismiss the home side for 157 and claim a 12 run win for Swan View.

 At Cross Park, Helena Valley had a fight on their hands after resuming the day at 5 for 15 chasing 126 for victory. 

The day didn’t start well when Connor Kennelly claimed a wicket first over of the day. 

Helena Valley then fought hard pushing up towards the total but Roleystone’s Kennelly was the difference claiming regular wickets to finish with 4 for 56 and Glen Hickinbotham got the last to finish with 4 for 36 to dismiss the visitors for 102.

At William Henry Oval, Caversham had the huge task of chasing down the Forrestfield total of 278. 

Forrestfield’s Jordan Jacobson started the day well claiming two wickets in his first over to have the home side 2 for 14 after 8 overs. 

Opener Michael Ashe was then involved in a number of good partnerships before he was dismissed for 67 leaving the home side 5 for 172 after 49 overs, still requiring a further 107 runs off their final 21 overs. 

Danny Harris tried hard to get his side close to the victory target but when he was dismissed for 55 the game was over with Forrestfield captain Jake Garland cleaning up the tail to finish with 3 for 53, supporting Jacobson who claimed 5 for 55 in dismissing Caversham for 227.

By David Pease

About Liam Ducey

Liam Ducey is an experienced journalist, having worked in print media in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Port Hedland, Bunbury and across the metropolitan area, as well as online for several Fairfax Media mastheads. His reporting has seen him awarded the 2013 Clubs WA award for Best Club Media Story and the Western Australian Football Commission Umpiring Media Award in 2014. He was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 WA Media Awards and is not at all salty that he didn't win at least one. He's recently had a baby girl, Emilia, with his wife Roselyn and has lost all concept of time and sleep.

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