Cricket: Fremantle miss out on one-day semi finals

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FREMANTLE has missed out on a WA Premier Cricket one-day semi-final berth despite a convincing home win against Midland-Guildford on Saturday.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, but a strong start from the first three batsmen, who compiled 121 runs between them, was brought undone by a collapse through the middle and tail that saw only two other batsmen reach double digits while four were run out.

Midland-Guildford ended their innings all out for 161.

Fremantle’s bowlers shared the workload, with Ben Moore the only one to take two wickets.

Fremantle needed just 29 of the 50 overs to reach 167 and secure the win, Jake Carder (81 not out) and Daniel Kennedy (61 not out) doing most of the damage with the bat.

The competition returns to the two-day format this weekend, with third-placed Fremantle playing away to ladder-leaders Rockingham Mandurah starting on January 26.

In the South Metropolitan Cricket Association competition, East Fremantle has taken the honours over Cockburn in the one-day final.

East Fremantle elected to bat first after winning the toss and compiled 7-236 in their 40 overs.

Cockburn battled hard to reach the strong total but ran out of wickets, falling 24 runs short of the win.

In day 1 of the Round 11 match-ups, East Fremantle will need 222 to win after opponents Leeming Spartan notched 221, Hilton Palmyra will have a tough chase after the SJ Blues set them a total of 240 to win and Cockburn’s bowlers will have some work to do after the team managed just 97 in their match against Phoenix.

Play will continue on January 26 at 1pm.