FREMANTLE is in the box seat to record another two-day match victory after a strong performance on day one of their WA Premier Cricket game against Bayswater-Morley.
With home field advantage under their belt but missing big names in Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner and Jhye Richardson, Fremantle was sent into bat after their opponents won the toss.
They immediately began putting runs on the board and, despite wickets falling steadily, a middle order stand from Daniel Kennedy (59 runs), Chris Davenport (40) and Bayley Holman (35) helped Fremantle to a total of 187.
It was in the bowling attack where Fremantle did most of the damage as Josh Chojnowski ripped through the top order on his way to 3-26 to have Bayswater-Morley stutter to 5-69 at stumps.
Day two’s play will continue from 11.40am on November 10.
In the South Metropolitan Cricket Association competition, there are mixed results for local teams.
The game between neighbouring clubs Cockburn and Hilton Palmyra is poised to go either way after Hilton Palmyra notched up 161 runs in their innings thanks in part to a half century from Simon Bierwirth (54).
Chris Scenini and Troy Evans did most of the damage with the ball, taking three wickets apiece.
Phoenix have a small total to defend in their match against SJ Blues.
After being sent in to bat first, Phoenix managed just 125 runs before being bowled over, with Barry Savage and Craig Stewart doing most of the scoring with 43 runs each.
A batting collapse from East Fremantle in their match against Bicton Attadale has seen them go from being in the box seat for a win to struggling to survive.
Four ducks to end the Bicton Attadale innings saw them fall for just 103 runs, a total many teams would consider easy pickings, but a complete collapse from East Fremantle’s top order saw them reach just 5-27 at stumps.
SMCA play will continue from 1pm, November 10.