WA Premier Cricket
Fremantle Districts went two from two in its important WA Premier Cricket one-day double header on the weekend.
They kicked it off with a home game against Scarborough on Saturday, the latter winning the toss and electing to bat first.
Despite three wickets to Fremantle’s Zach Ferris, an innings-high 86 runs from Nicholas Maiolo helped steer Scarborough to a strong 6-240 at the end of its 50 overs.
It was a total Fremantle battled hard to chase down and another fine display from opener Daniel Kennedy, who smacked 87 runs before being caught, helped the team chase down the total with just 21 balls remaining.
Freo backed it up the next day with an away match against University, again losing the toss and being sent into the field.
Benjamin Moore and Jarryd McPhee helped themselves to three wickets apiece as Fremantle bowled its opponent out for 201 in 48.4 overs.
A century from opener Jake Carder, ably supported by Matthew Micale with 67, helped Fremantle chase down the total in the 49th over for the loss of just five wickets.
Fremantle sits fourth on the one-day ladder after winning three of its four games.
The two-day action begins this weekend with Fremantle taking on Perth at Fletcher Park from 11.40am on October 28.
One local team is in the box seat while two are teetering on the edge of another loss in the opening South Metropolitan Cricket Association two-day game.
Playing away against the inform Leeming Spartan, Cockburn won the toss and elected to bat first, a decision that proved fruitful almost immediately as openers Chris Kercheval and James Matkovich scored 46 and 62 runs respectively.
Joshua Pescud came in at four to smash a huge 126 to help Cockburn to a total of 4-313 at the end of the day’s play.
Neither Phoenix nor East Fremantle was as successful with the bat as both teams were knocked over for cheap totals.
In its match against Serpentine Jarrahdale Blues, East Fremantle was sent into bat and, with the exception of Ben Mustard’s 38, struggled to get into the innings.
East Fremantle was knocked over for 111, a total the Blues were already well on the way to chasing down, having made their way to 0-56 at stumps.
Six players scored ducks as Phoenix slumped in its match against CBC.
The game was looking great for Phoenix, who made it to 104 runs before losing its first wicket, but the next nine came in a flurry for just 40 more runs, all out for 144.
Ben McGilvray was the only shining light, scoring an innings-high 63.
CBC had control of the game at stumps, 0-59 in reply.
Round 3 action concludes on October 28, with all games restarting at 1pm.