WACA Premier Cricket
Fremantle remains undefeated following a 73-run win over Rockingham-Mandurah in their two-day Premier Cricket clash at Lark Hill.
After setting 366 on day one, Fremantle was able to restrict the hosts to 6-293 from 90 overs and eek out a solid win over the side that beat them to the 2015-16 premiership.
Early on, Mitchell Green and Tyler Robertson had set the premiers on the right path with an 89-run opening stand.
But that was broken when Robertson was bowled by Ben Moore for 30 off 94 deliveries and Green was sent back to the sheds just 11 runs later.
His innings of 60 from 89 deliveries, which included seven fours and one six, closed when Joel Crosswell had him caught by wicket keeper Brayden Sutton.
The hosts then worked their way to 171 before Derryn Fernandez was stumped by Sutton off the bowling of Tom Abell.
Dane Ugle top scored for the Mariners with 74 from 128.
But his wicket, with the score on 235, triggered a mini collapse with hosts losing 3-23 and any hope of winning the match.
Chris Chellew finished as the only bowler to claim multiple wickets.
He finished with figures of 2-73 from 25 overs.
Despite the win, Fremantle dropped to second after Claremont-Nedlands claimed an outright win over University.
South Metropolitan Cricket Association
Round four of the South Metropolitan Cricket Association started on Saturday, with East Fremantle and Cockburn playing themselves into strong positions.
Cockburn started with the bat in their match against Bicton Attadale and despite a few hiccups, with seven batsmen scoring in single figures, including two ducks, they scored a defendable 218 runs.
Adam O’Neill dominated Bicton Attadale’s attack, his 10 fours and 10 sixes helping him to 120 runs before he was clean bowled.
With a small stint in the field before the close of day’s play, Cockburn’s bowlers were ruthless, Troy Evans and Sajith Kodituwakku taking a wicket each to leave their opponents reeling at 2-8.
A huge six-wicket haul to Callum Pilcher has helped put East Fremantle in a winning position against Armadale.
Armadale put on 178 in the first innings, with Nick Siave and Elliott Lawrie doing the damage in the top order before Pilcher cleaned up the tail.
East Fremantle’s openers have started their chase down strongly, scoring 0-41 before stumps were called.
Phoenix’s game against Leeming Spartan is on a knifes edge, with both teams facing an uphill battle to win the game.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Phoenix got off to a shaky start, losing two quick wickets before Paul Gibson (26 runs) and Jewel Sharma (35) helped settle the middle order.
A collapse in the lower order, which lad Leeming’s Liam O’Neill snare three of his five wickets, had them struggling to reach triple figures, eventually crawling to 104 runs.
Leeming managed 2-27 before the end of day’s play, Aaron Howells taking both wickets.
In the competition’s fourth fixture, CBC scored 201 runs against Thornlie.
All matches will continue on November 12.