Cricket: results from Fremantle, Cockburn teams

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FREMANTLE has recorded a comprehensive win over Mount Lawley in round 7 of the WA Premier Cricket competition.

Fremantle had the ascendancy at the end of day one’s play after batting their way to a four run lead before declaring and reducing Mount Lawley to 4-48 in the second innings at the end of day’s play.

Another batting collapse from Mount Lawley, where no batsman reached 20 runs, had the visitors limp to 108 and a small total of 104 to defend.

Tim Miles took three wickets for Fremantle in the second innings, while Zach Ferris and Thomas Abell took two apiece.

Fremantle made light work of the chase with a 63 not out to opener Jake Carder helping to ensure they remain undefeated in the two-day format.

The win catapults Fremantle to second place on the ladder after seven games, one point behind leaders Rockingham-Mandurah.

They next take on 13th placed South Perth at Richardson Park, South Perth from 11.40am on December 1 and 8.

In the South Metropolitan Cricket Association competition, East Fremantle was the only one of the four local teams to record a win in round 5.

After keeping their opponents Phoenix to 144, East Fremantle started their innings on shaky ground to be 4-38.

However from there the middle order steadied and East Fremantle were able to secure the win.

Craig Stewart and Ben McGilvray’s efforts in attack kept Phoenix in the match, but their three wickets each were not enough to get their team over the line.

Hilton Palmyra got agonisingly close to chasing down the big 224 total set by their opponents CBC.

Jeremy Vlasich (39) and Simon Bierwirth (31) led the way for Hilton Palmyra, but a collapse in the tail saw them fall just 13 runs shy of victory.

Cockburn also suffered a loss after they were unable to defend the 161 runs they set against Leeming Spartan, who easily surpassed it on their way to 211.

Troy De Jesus and Troy Evans were the pick of the bowlers for Cockburn, taking two each.

After five rounds East Fremantle sit third on the SMCA ladder, with Phoenix, Cockburn and Hilton Palmyra in fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

The one-day matches are back this weekend, with Phoenix taking on CBC, East Fremantle hosting Hilton Palmyra and Cockburn taking on Bicton Attadale.

All games run from 1pm on December 1.