De­feat leaves South Perth on the bot­tom

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

SOUTH Perth re­mains at the bot­tom of the Premier Cricket ta­ble af­ter a crush­ing loss at the hands of Fre­man­tle on the week­end.

Bat­ting first at Richard­son Park, South Perth was bowled out for 156 in the 48th over.

Cap­tain Hugh Brown top-scored with 32 runs from 31 balls.

Num­ber three Hil­ton Car­tright was next best with 17.

In re­ply, Christo­pher Wood and Daniel Kennedy put on an un­de­feated 101-run part­ner­ship to help Fre­man­tle to an eight-wicket vic­tory.

Wood was steady with 45 from 109, while Kennedy crushed five fours and two sixes in his in­nings of 58 runs from 83 balls.

Else­where, Perth is within one point of top spot af­ter crush­ing Scar­bor­ough at Ab­bett Park on Satur­day.

Perth was in deep trou­ble at 5-50, be­fore Sean Roberts led the fight­back with 83 from 94 balls.

Roberts ham­mered 10 fours in his 83-run in­nings to guide Perth to 199.

The Perth fast bowlers then proved too strong, bowl­ing the Gulls out for 115.

Ryan Duffield took 3-26, while Josh Ni­cholas was vi­tal with two wick­ets.

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