Mon­ster to­tal for Cock­burn

OPEN­ERS, PESCUD THRIVE

Fremantle Gazette - - SPORT -

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 two­day game.

Play­ing away against the in-form 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 4313 at the end of day’s play.

Nei­ther Phoenix nor East Fre­man­tle were as suc­cess­ful with the bat, as both teams were knocked over for cheap totals.

In their match against the SJ Blues, East Fre­man­tle were sent into bat and, with the ex­cep­tion of Ben Mus­tard’s 38, strug­gled to get any of their bats­men into the in­nings.

East Fre­man­tle were knocked over for 111, a to­tal the SJ Blues were al­ready well on the way to chase down, hav­ing made their way to 0-56 at stumps.

Six play­ers scored ducks as Phoenix slumped in their match against CBC.

The game was look­ing great for Phoenix, who made it to 104 runs be­fore los­ing their first wicket, but the next nine came in a flurry and they man­aged just 40 more runs be­fore they were knocked over com­pletely for just 144.

Ben McGil­vray was the only shin­ing light, scor­ing an in­nings-high 63.

CBC had con­trol of the game at stumps with a to­tal of 0-59 in re­ply.

Round 3 ac­tion con­cludes on Oc­to­ber 28, with all games res­tart­ing at 1pm.

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