Kendenup bounced back from a disappointing performance in round one to knock off reigning premiers Tambellup on their home deck on Saturday. After going down in last season’s Great Southern Cricket Association decider, Kendenup got some early revenge on Tambellup, winning their round two clash by 43 runs. Kendenup set a big total batting first before holding their nerve with the ball to secure their first win of the new campaign. A brilliant 125-run partnership from Clinton Gilbert and Darcey Burcham guided Kendenup to the match-winning total. After falling into early trouble at 2-12 with Daniel Willmott (2-32) snaring the first two scalps, Kendenup recovered through Gilbert and Burcham. Both batters posted half centuries and took their side past triple figures before Gilbert was eventually removed for 74 from as many balls, which included 11 fours and one six. Kendenup continued to build before Burcham was removed for 52 and despite his side losing 3-3 around his dismissal, a 21-run partnership from Cameron Walsh and Ryan Ballard (15 not out) got the side to 7-194. Flynn Cristinelli and Jedd Herbert got the run chase off to a perfect start, putting on 66 but their side lost regular wickets from then on. Herbert was caught for 30 and Connor Hawkins was bowled in the same over by Jeremy Groves. Cristinelli was run out soon after for a well made 30 but they still had plenty of firepower in the sheds. Tambellup fell to 5-106 before Daniel and Nathan Willmott added 26 runs to get their side closer to victory. However, Daniel Willmott fell for 12 closely followed by Nathan Willmott on 20 and the reigning premiers were in trouble. They lost 5-19 runs in the latter overs to be all out for 151 in reply. Burcham claimed 3-26 from his eight overs and was well supported by Groves (2-26) and Gilbert (2-30).