Bowlers earn Freo advantage
FREMANTLE is on track for its sixth win of the season after rolling through the Wanneroo batting order on day one of its Premier Cricket clash at the Kingsway Sports Ground.
Jamie Heath and Jhye Richardson dismissed the hosts’ top three batsman with the score on six and despite a fighting 61 from Alex Burton, Wanneroo’s middle order offered little resistance.
With the belly removed, Heath came back to clean up the tail in the 58th over with Wanneroo having scored just 140.
Heath finished with four wickets and claimed two.
In reply, the Port Boys suffered an early setback when Tom Abell was trapped in front for just four.
Chris Wood followed soon after and when Brayden Sutton was stumped for just seven, the visitors were 3-46 Richardson and in a bit of trouble.
Opener Jake Carder (53 from 101) and Chris Chellew (24 from 46) steadied the ship from there, guiding the Port Boys to 3-99 at stumps.
The visitors are just 42 runs shy of first innings points. Play will resume on Saturday at 11.40am.
Fremantle needs 42 runs to claim first innings points against Wanneroo on Saturday.