WACA Premier Cricket: Fremantle on top in opening two-day match

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Fremantle kicked off its opening two-day match with a strong performance in the field.

Playing away to Perth, Fremantle won the toss and sent its opponents into bat.

Perth struggled as batsmen got starts but eventually fell as Fremantle showed its dominance both with ball in hand and catching in the field.

No Perth batsmen made it to the half century milestone as the team finished on 208, Jarryd McPhee picked up his third three-wicket haul in four games.

Josh Chojnowski also took three wickets.

The game continues with Fremantle’s batting innings on Saturday.

Fremantle also got its first T20 win of the season after downing Scarborough on Sunday.

Batting first, Scarborough’s top order started strongly as the team fought its way to 3-133 but a middle and lower order capitulation saw it finish on 9-150.

Ben Moore and Ross Macauley took three wickets each.

A 77-run knock from Chris Davenport helped Fremantle chase the total down with a ball to go.

Fremantle lost its first T20 game to Rockingham-Mandurah and will take on Perth in game three on November 19.

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Cockburn got its two-day campaign off to a successful start with a huge win over in-form Leeming.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Cockburn posted a mammoth target of 313 on the back of 126 from Joshua Pescud.

On day two the team picked up where it left off, running riot through the Leeming batting line-up to keep its opponents to just 241 in response.

Chris Scenini performed the best with the ball, taking three wickets, while Troy De Jesus and Andrew Oreb took two each.

Across town, both Phoenix and East Fremantle suffered heavy defeats in their respective games.

Posting just 144 in their innings, Phoenix was unable to hold off CBC, who easily reached the target before finishing 2-292.

East Fremantle was also unable to defend its tiny target of 111, with the Serpentine Jarrahdale Blues running over the top to finish on 122 despite three wickets each to East Fremantle’s Michael Carmody, Chris Siave and Elliott Lawrie.

The two-day fixtures continue next weekend with East Fremantle hosting Armadale and Cockburn taking on Phoenix.

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