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President’s Cup home final for Lesmurdie

AT the end of round 11 Lesmurdie Mazenod leads the Swan Helena District Cricket Association ladder with Roleystone Karragullen, Ellenbrook and Swan View making up the top four followed by Forrestfield, Helena Valley and Darlington.

On Sunday, February 5 Lesmurdie Mazenod will play Roleystone Karragullen in the President’s Cup One Day Final.

Both teams have been in great form throughout the season and will be looking to add some silverware to the trophy cabinet.

This weekend the association has a bye before going back to two day matches on Saturday, February 4.

The Complete Refridge Solutions Twenty20 final will be held on Tuesday, January 31 after the semi finals between Lesmurdie Mazenod against the Hillbillies at Ray Owen Reserve and Swan View and Roleystone Karragullen at Brown Park on Tuesday, January 24. The winners of both semis will take each other on in the grand final.

At Ray Owen last weekend, top side Lesmurdie Mazenod were out to claim a home final in the President’s Cup when they took on Forrestfield.

Lesmurdie batted first and the top order did their job with a even contribution from Trent McQuoid (45), Trent Pottinger (43), Seb Lowe (34) and Riley Thompson (31) guiding the home side to 4-210. In reply Scott Witschge (58) did his best with support from Jake MacMillan (34) but Lesmurdie was too good with Seb Lowe claiming 3-18 to bowl Forrestfield out for 138.

At Ellenbrook District Open Space, Ellenbrook won the toss and sent in Helena Valley. Ben Keeler got the visitors off to a flying start with 46 and then Michael Turkich (49) and captain Jimmy Scroop (71) combined to help Helena Valley post 7-175 off their 40 overs.

Rylan Cannell was the pick of the bowlers claiming 3-32.

In reply the match was in the balance when Josh Cannell was dismissed for 31 leaving Ellenbrook at 3-66 but Rylan Cannell (73) combined with Joel Portelli (43) to see the home side to victory.

At Brown Park, Swan View was looking to keep in touch with the top four and got off to a great start through Dave Catania (64) and Chris Turkich (39) before Zargham Khan was able to apply the brakes claiming 4-28 to leave the home side 8-161 after their 40 and leaving the match in the balance at the half way mark.

Swan View was very disciplined early with the ball and built pressure on the Darlington batsman.

Luke Stein was the pick of the bowlers for the home side claiming 3-30 and spinner David Pease finished off the tail claiming 3-18 to dismiss the visitors for 96.

By David Pease

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Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. The best part of her job was meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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