Cricket: Fremantle remain undefeated after victory against Bayswater-Morley

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FREMANTLE Districts Cricket Club remain undefeated in the two-day format after a comfortable win over Bayswater-Morley on Saturday.

Setting their opponents a target of 188 runs to win, Fremantle’s bowlers went on a rampage to close out day one to have Bayswater-Morley teetering at 5-69.

The visitors were able to rally on day two thanks to a half century to Joshua Fontana, but Fremantle’s bowlers continued to take regular wickets throughout the day, keeping their opponents to 148 and securing the victory.

Josh Chojnowski did most of the damage with the ball, taking 7-58.

Fremantle sit sixth on the WA Premier Cricket competition ladder and will next take on Mount Lawley at Stevens Reserve on November 17 and 24.

In the South Metropolitan Cricket Association competition, two of the four local teams recorded victories in their two-day matches.

East Fremantle easily surpassed the 103-runs set by Bicton Attadale, with 63 to Chris Siave and a match high 80 from Nick Siave before he retired hurt helping the team to a total of 185 and the win.

Hilton Palmyra set Cockburn a competitive total of 162 to win, but a strong showing from Cockburn’s middle order, led by a half century from opener Sajith Kodituwakku (52), helped Cockburn take the points with a total of 181.

Paul Forrest was the pick of the bowlers for Hilton Palmyra, taking 6-33.

Phoenix were unable to defend a low total of 125 in their match against SJ Blues.

Despite three wickets apiece to Alec Lacey and Craig Stewart, the SJ Blues batted their way to a total of 190.

After four matches, East Fremantle are sitting third on the ladder, with Phoenix just behind in fourth and Cockburn and Hilton Palmyra in the bottom half in sixth and eighth respectively.

In round five matches on November 17 and 24, Phoenix will take on East Fremantle, Cockburn will host Leeming Spartan and Hilton Palmyra will travel to take on CBC.