Cricket: Fremantle attack rolls University for 143

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FREMANTLE’S bowling attack has rattled University on the opening day of their WA Premier Cricket round 14 match.

Fremantle won the toss and sent their opponents in to bat, ensuring University’s batsmen never got settled by taking frequent wickets.

Only one University player scored more than 30 runs as Fremantle rolled them for 143.

Josh Chojnowski was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-29, while Tom Abell (2-50) and Kaiden Cookson (2-4) were also damaging.

At stumps Fremantle were 2-50 with Jake Carder (21 not out) and Jarryd McPhee (0) at the crease.

The game will continue from 11.40am March 2 at Stevens Reserve.

In round 13 of the South Metropolitan Cricket Association, Hilton Palmyra notched an upset win against East Fremantle after a mammoth 8-24 effort from bowler Kim Forrest.

Setting their opponents just 115 to win, Hilton Palmyra were staring down the barrel of defeat until a massive collapse in East Fremantle’s lower order, spurred by Forrest’s efforts, saw the chase falter at 105.

Six East Fremantle batsmen scored either a duck or a solitary run, with Nick Siave (35) and Ben Mustard (32) the only two who offered any resistance.

Cockburn also notched a win after downing Bicton Attadale.

Set just 87 to chase, Cockburn made hard work of what could have been an easy win, just scrapping over the line to reach 89 before losing their last wicket.

Jason Cecchi top scored for Cockburn with 26 not out.

With enough time left in the day to start another innings, Bicton Attadale were sent back into bat but improved little from their first innings, scoring just 90 runs with Aiden Anthony (72) the only batsman to score more than 8.

Damian Carroll took 5-12 with Troy Evans just missing out on his five-for with 4-9.

It was a total Cockburn chased down with more ease, making their way to 2-91 with a hard fought 63 from opener Adam O’Neill.

Ladder leaders CBC had no trouble dispatching of Phoenix in their match.

Phoenix needed to keep their opponents to less than 165 to secure the win, but CBC was able to make light work of the chase on their way to 224.

Phoenix’s Ronson Babu had the best figures with 4-45, while teammates Alec Lacey and Nick Macek took three wickets each.

After 13 rounds Cockburn has climbed to 2nd on the ladder while East Fremantle, Phoenix and Hilton Palmyra sit in 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.

The final round of the regular season starts on March 2 with a top of the table clash between Cockburn and CBC, East Fremantle hosting SJ Blues, Phoenix taking on Bicton Attadale and Hilton Palmyra playing Leeming Spartan.