Bowlers put Freo in front

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

FRE­MAN­TLE Dis­tricts has kicked off its open­ing two-day match with a strong per­for­mance in the field.

Play­ing away to Perth, Fre­man­tle won the toss and sent its op­po­nents into bat.

Perth strug­gled as bats­men got starts but even­tu­ally fell as Fre­man­tle showed its dom­i­nance both with ball in hand and catch­ing in the field.

No Perth bats­men made it to the half cen­tury mile­stone as the team fin­ished on 208.

Jar­ryd McPhee picked up his third three-wicket haul in four games. Josh Cho­jnowski also took three wick­ets.

The game con­tin­ues with Fre­man­tle bat­ting on Satur­day.

Fre­man­tle also got its first T20 win of the sea­son af­ter down­ing Scar­bor­ough on Sun­day.

Bat­ting first, Scar­bor­ough’s top or­der started strongly as the team fought their way to 3-133 but a mid­dle and lower or­der ca­pit­u­la­tion had them fin­ish their 20 overs on 9-150. A big 77-run knock from Chris Daven­port helped Fre­man­tle chase the to­tal down with one ball to go.

Fre­man­tle lost its first T20 game to Rock­ing­ham-Man­durah and will take on Perth in game three on Novem­ber 19.

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