Premier Cricket: Chellew’s amazing 7 wicket spell puts Fremantle on top against Mt Lawley


Chris Chellew. Picture: Carmen Sherry
Chris Chellew. Picture: Carmen Sherry

FREMANTLE quick Chris Chellew has described his career best spell that ripped through Mt Lawley during Premier Cricket action last Saturday as “one of those funny things in cricket”.

Chellew took seven wickets and conceded just three runs across a 6.3-over spell that left Mt Lawley all out for 57.

“It was one of those funny things in cricket where it probably happens once in a career. It was a special day,” he said.

“Everything just seemed to find the edge and seemed to pitch where I wanted it to go.

“The boys have been real good behind the wicket this season so it was no surprise that everything went to hand.

“Everybody has been chipping in whether it’s behind the stumps or with the ball. It was nice to be able to bowl in partnerships.”

After bowling the visitors out within 24 overs, Fremantle piled on some quick runs to secure first innings points before declaring and sending a shell-shocked batting outfit back to the crease.

Fremantle ended day one 58 runs in front, having secured two more wickets.

Despite Fremantle’s strong position, it was hard to talk about anything other than Chellew’s incredible spell.

“Everyone was pretty shocked. It just happened so fast,” Chellew said.

“We were all in a bit of disbelief I guess.

“Afterwards I had a couple of text messages from family, who were thinking MyCricket may have had a glitch.”

Day two play at Stevens Reserve will begin on Saturday at 11.40am.