Freo continue winning streak
303 ENOUGH TO KEEP CROSSTOWN RIVALS AT BAY
A HUGE five-wicket haul from Chris Chellew helped Fremantle Districts continue their unbeaten start to the season with a win over crosstown rivals Melville.
Having set Melville 303 runs to win, Fremantle’s bowlers went on the attack on Saturday, seeing off
BASKETBALL SUPPORTED BY ORANGE AUTOS a strong 70-run stand from the openers before Chellew claimed the first three wickets.
Melville’s batsmen struggled to recover, losing wickets at regular intervals, but despite a late surge from Mark Turner who scored 76 from 67 balls, the team eventually fell just 23 runs short.
Openers Luke Towers and Blake Reed were the pick of the batsmen, scoring 38 and 40 runs respectively, while Jamie Heath helped Chellew with a three-wicket haul of his own.
The win keeps Fremantle in second place behind the also undefeated Claremont-Nedlands, while Melville are in 12th.
Fremantle will begin their twoday match against Wanneroo Districts this weekend, while Melville host Midland-Guildford.