WACA Premier Cricket
Fremantle has continued its undefeated start to Premier Cricket’s two day competition with a big win over Wanneroo at the Kingsway Sports Ground on Saturday.
After a dominant day one display a week earlier, the Port Boys rallied again to reach the target of 141 and secure first innings points just six wickets down.
Chris Chellew anchored the innings with a century from 174 deliveries.
Jake Carder scored a timely half century ahead of his appearance for a Cricket Australia side battling Pakistan in a tour match starting Thursday.
Fremantle eventually declared at 9-254 and quickly got to work skittling the hosts for a second time.
Veteran quick Jamie Heath picked up four scalps as Wanneroo were reduced to 8-88 in the 40th over.
Heath finished with match figures of 8-42.
Chellew added to his great showing with the bat to snare two wickets with the ball in the second innings.
Import Tom Abell also took two wickets.
On Sunday Fremantle secured a ticket to the semi finals of the Premier Cricket T20 competition.
The Port Boys chased down Rockingham-Mandurah’s 9-119 with six wickets in hand before losing to Scarborough by seven wickets in the afternoon fixture.
The semi finals will be played on December 18.
South Metropolitan Cricket Association
Despite dominating with the ball, East Fremantle is again on a knife’s edge as they play for just their second win of the season.
Taking on Leeming Spartan in round eight of the South Metropolitan Cricket Association competition, East Fremantle lost the toss and were sent into the field but it was a decision that proved fruitful early.
Elliott Lawrie sparked a top order collapse, taking opener Marc Dodds’ wicket and three of the next four to help East Fremantle knock Leeming over for just 119.
With time left in the day to bat, East Fremantle settled the nerves to score 2-58, needing 62 more runs to take the win.
Ladder leaders Cockburn are also chasing another win in their match against Thornlie.
Winning the toss and sending their opponents into bat, Cockburn’s bowlers shared the load early, five of the six bowlers taking wickets to help keep Thornlie to a score of just 125 runs.
Phoenix will have a lot of work to do to eke out a win in their match against Armadale after their bowlers conceded 307 runs before finally knocking their opponents over.
Craig Stewart tried hard with the ball on his way to a six-wicket haul, but he was no match for Armadale’s batsmen, led by a century from opener Mark Rice.
In the competition’s other fixture, Bicton Attadale bowled CBC out for 144.
Matches will resume on Saturday.