Cricket: Fremantle slide down ladder after loss to Rockingham-Mandurah

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FREMANTLE has come off second best in their clash against Rockingham Mandurah.

The home team won the toss and elected to bat and Fremantle’s bowling attack performing strongly to knock them over for 199.

The bowlers shared the spoils evenly, with Josh Chojnowski, Thomas Abell and Elijah Turriff-Smith, on his first grade debut, each taking two wickets.

The achievable run chase went begging for Fremantle as a batting collapse left them all out for just 122.

Opener Jake Carder (44 runs) was the only one to make a reasonable score as seven of his teammates fell without reaching double figures.

The loss sees Fremantle drop to sixth on the overall ladder.

They will return home to take on cross-town rivals Melville on February 9 and 16.

-Round 12 of the South Metropolitan Cricket Association got underway last weekend for Cockburn and Fremantle’s four teams.

Rivals East Fremantle and Cockburn went head-to-head at Davilak Reserve with Cockburn winning the toss and sending the visitors in to bat first.

It was a decision that paid dividends as East Fremantle faltered with the bat, scoring just 110 runs before being knocked over completely.

Luke Strnadica top scored with 25, while Chris Scenini was the pick of Cockburn’s bowlers taking 5-43.

Phoenix also decided to send their opponents Leeming Spartan in to bat first, knocking them over for 136.

Phoenix’s Nick Macek took 4-19, ably backed up by Craig Stewart with 3-27.

In the last local game, Hilton Palmyra are in the box seat after scoring 182 against Bicton Attadale.

Angus Andrew (68) and Jeremy Vlasich (53) did most of the damage with the bat.

Round 12 will continue on February 9.