WACA Premier Cricket: Fremantle registers first win of new season

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WACA Premier Cricket

FREMANTLE Districts Cricket Club has its first win of the new season on the board after a big one-day victory over Mt Lawley on Saturday.

Fremantle won the toss and sent its opponent into bat first, a move that paid dividends almost immediately when it took the first wicket with just eight on the board.

Batsmen continued to fall at a steady rate thanks to a three-wicket haul from Jarryd McPhee and two each to Liam Dallimore and Chris Davenport, and Fremantle managed to knock its opponent over for 147.

The chase looked shaky early when Anthony Collova was dubbed LBW on just four, but Fremantle steadied with the help of a strong unbeaten 46 from Brayden Sutton and chased down the total with 10 overs to spare and seven wickets still in hand.

The one-day matches continue this Saturday with Fremantle to host Scarborough at Stevens Reserve from 10.30am.

SMCA

EAST Fremantle reaped the rewards of its decision to open the batting in its one-day South Metropolitan Cricket Association match against Bicton Attadale.

The innings started badly for East Fremantle when it lost openers Blake Miller and Chade Steenholdt for nine and a duck respectively, but the middle order rallied thanks to 24 runs apiece from Ben Mustard and Jack Peden, who helped steer the team to 161.

Bicton Attadale struggled with the chase as batsmen got starts but were unable to capitalise.

A four-wicket haul from John Brown helped keep Bicton Attadale to just 105 runs and secure the win for East Fremantle.

Across town both Phoenix and Cockburn went down to its respective opponents.

Set 189 runs to win, Phoenix capitulated in its match against Leeming Spartan.

Patrick Vallence was the only shining light for Phoenix, scoring 34 as his team limped to 95 all out.

Leeming’s Kodie McKrill destroyed the Phoenix line-up, taking 8-30.

Cockburn fought hard in its chase of CBC’s first innings total of 208, but the score proved just out of reach.

A knock of 64 from Luke Smith was not enough as he dealt with a revolving door of teammates at the other end, Cockburn eventually falling for 177.

Earlier, CBC’s Andrew Galbraith smashed 108 high before losing his wicket to Troy Evans.

The SMCA moves into two-day mode this Saturday with Phoenix taking on CBC, East Fremantle travelling east to take on Serpentine Jarrahdale Blues and Cockburn playing Leeming.

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