Kukerin Bowling Club
There were no bowls on Sunday as most of the farming players caught up on chores while paddocks dried out to enable harvest to recommence.
Good bowling and goodluck to Bev Davidson and Deb Smith who will be our representatives in the South Central Arunga Bowling League team at the I.L.L.R. pairs competition to be played at Kojonup next weekend.
There is a break in the pennant competition next Saturday. Sunday will be club bowls for those available. For details ring Graeme Smith.
Article by P.Adams
Kukerin Dumbleyung Cricket Club
With a full complement of numbers, Captain Kalan Joyce won the toss and elected to bat. The in-form Dame Leo and returning Matt Gilfellon walked out to the middle to open the batting. The opening duo got off to a steady if unspectacular start, facing off the opening bowlers and moving the score to 47 off the first ten overs. With the second string bowlers coming on, Matt Gilfellon got out, hoping to bring the proper batsmen to the crease. Unfortunately this plan failed when Dame Leo and two others fell in quick succession. Kalan and Pete Joyce played a steadying role, rebuilding the innings. Pete was the next to fall, which triggered another quick collapse. Scott Gray and Matthew Hitchcock-Jose finished off the innings, pushing the score to a respectable 163.
With Cuballing boasting a deep and dangerous batting line-up, it was a tough score to defend. The evergreen opening bowling duo of Scott Gray and David Head had the task of trying to dampen the Cuballing batsmen. The innings got off to a great start when Ryan Taylor pulled off a spectacular catch, running with the flight of the ball, to get the first wicket before a run was scored. Cuballing then steadied, moving slowly against some tight opening bowling. Kalan Joyce and Conan Holder came on and continued the tight bowling before Kalan struck twice in two balls. Again Cuballing steadied and continued to creep towards the score. Conan Holder then struck, a well deserved wicket for some good bowling, to leave the game evenly poised at drinks.
Immediately after drinks, David Head was brought back into the attack to try and tip the balance in the favour on the home team. The plan worked with another wicket falling. The last of the more dangerous batsmen were finished, when Scott Gray returned, and picked up another wicket. One hand on the points, some good bowling and tight fielding would likely get the bowling team across the line. The wickets continued to fall and with Cuballing needing over ten runs per over for the last few overs, the wickets continued to fall. Cuballing were dismissed for 135.
With the first win on the board, Kukerin-Dumbleyung will this week head to Wandering to try and build some momentum for the season.