Defeat leaves South Perth on the bottom
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.