Roos’ bat­ting col­lapses to stingy Freo at­tack

Joondalup Times - - SPORT - Dustin Ed­wards

FRE­MAN­TLE com­pre­hen­sively dis­man­tled Wan­neroo on day 2, bowl­ing the Roos out for a miserly 66 to se­cure an im­por­tant first-in­nings vic­tory on Satur­day at Stevens Re­serve.

Af­ter start­ing the day pre­car­i­ously placed at 530, Wan­neroo’s run chase fell into com­plete chaos al­most im­me­di­ately.

Matthew Spoors con­tin­ued to be a rock at the top of the or­der for the Roos as wick­ets fell left, right and cen­tre.

With­out Scorchers pace­man Jhye Richard­son, Fre­man­tle’s Liam Dal­limore, Josh Cho­jnowski and Zach Fer­ris picked up the slack and com­pletely dom­i­nated the Roos’ bat­ting-line up.

The trio took the fi­nal five wick­ets for an amaz­ingly stingy 36 runs, se­cur­ing the first-in­ning win.

Af­ter bowl­ing the Roos out in just 34 overs, Fre­man­tle de­cided to go back in to bat to nab an out­right win.

The home side posted a solid score of 173 af­ter just 58 overs, with Sam White­man and Daniel Kennedy top-scor­ing with 43 and 41 re­spec­tively.

Jack Cat­trall boosted his bowl­ing stats in the sec­ond in­nings for the Roos, snar­ing a fivewicket haul as time ran out for both sides, leav­ing Fre­man­tle vic­to­ri­ous in the first in­nings.

Fre­man­tle will take on Bayswa­ter Mor­ley at Stevens Re­serve in round 6, while Wan­neroo will bat­tle it out against Mt Law­ley at Breck­ler Park.

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