FREMANTLE’S bowlers have ripped through Mount Lawley’s batting order in day one of their round 7 WA Premier Cricket match.
After winning the toss and sending their opponents into bat, Fremantle’s attack took a while to get going, conceding 54 runs before Thomas Abell clean bowled opener Gurkeerat Pabla.
From there it was all Fremantle, with only four of Mount Lawley’s 11 batsmen making it into double digits while another four made ducks as the team limped to a total of just 104.
It was a shared load for the bowlers, with Abell taking three wickets and Ross Macauley and Liam Dallimore taking two each.
Fremantle’s batsmen took to the pitch with plenty of time left in the day, with Sam Whiteman (38 not out), Jake Carder (32), Matthew Micale (28) and Abell (9 not out) needing just 18 overs to reach a total of 108 and declare the innings with a four-run lead.
With Mount Lawley facing an uncomfortable 16 overs before stumps, Fremantle’s bowlers continued the onslaught, taking four wickets to have the visitors teetering at 4-48 at the end of day’s play.
Zac Ferris nabbed both Mount Lawley openers on his way to 2-17, while Abell and Macauley took the other two wickets.
Day two of play will continue from 11.40am, November 24 at Stevens Reserve.
In round 5 of South Metropolitan Cricket Association action, a century to Andrew Galbraith (109) has CBC in the box seat against Hilton Palmyra.
CBC’s choice to bat first paid dividends as Galbraith whacked his way to triple figures before he was caught off the bowling of Kim Forrest.
The century helped CBC to declare on a score of 7-224.
Hilton Palmyra’s Angus Andrew and Liam O’Donnell took two wickets apiece.
At stumps Hilton Palmyra were 0-10.
The match between Phoenix and East Fremantle is in the balance.
An even performance from most Phoenix batsmen, including an innings high 25 not out from Steve Lewis, had them reach a total of 144.
East Fremantle’s Samuel Kelsey and Carl Graham did most of the damage with the ball, taking three wickets each.
East Fremantle was 2-25 at stumps.
Results for Cockburn’s match against Leeming Spartan were not available.
Day two of play will continue from 1pm on November 24.