Richard­son rev­els with hat-trick

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

FRE­MAN­TLE is in the box seat to record a win in their first two-day match of the 2018-19 WA Premier Cricket sea­son.

Host­ing Wan­neroo at Stevens Re­serve, Fre­man­tle won the toss and elected to bat first but their in­nings got off to a shaky start when first Jake Carder (3) then Matthew Mi­cale (5) and Sam White­man (9) were dis­missed cheaply to have the team strug­gling at 3-24.

The mid­dle or­der so­lid­i­fied the shaky start and a team-high 49 runs to Chris Daven­port, as well as a strong cap­tain’s knock from Ash­ton Turner, helped guide Fre­man­tle to a to­tal of 162.

It was a small to­tal to de­fend but Fre­man­tle’s bowl­ing at­tack was ruth­less, tak­ing 5-30 be­fore stumps were called on day 1.

Jhye Richard­son did all the dam­age with the ball, nab­bing 4-16, which in­cluded a hat-trick, while Josh Cho­jnowski took the other wicket.

The game will con­tinue from 11.40am on Satur­day.

Four lo­cal teams in the South Metropoli­tan Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion also started their first two-day match this week­end.

Hil­ton Palmyra’s bat­ting or­der col­lapsed in their match against Phoenix.

Af­ter los­ing the toss and be­ing sent in to bat, Hil­ton Palmyra lost their first two wick­ets be­fore putting a run on the board.

The sit­u­a­tion never im­proved, with five ducks and reg­u­lar fall­ing wick­ets see­ing them limp to a to­tal of 80.

Harry Grig­son was the top scorer with 25 runs, while Phoenix’s Ron­son Babu and Alec Alexan­der Lacey took seven wick­ets be­tween them.

At stumps, Phoenix were 1-35 in re­sponse.

East Fre­man­tle also bat­ted first in their game against CBC but fared bet­ter, with a strong start from the top four mak­ing up for a tail col­lapse to help them to a to­tal of 158.

Da­nial Jo­han­nesen top scored with 45 runs.

CBC were 0-31 stumps.

A half-cen­tury from Steven Goodall (52 n.o.) helped Cock­burn to 8-134 in their match against the SJ Blues.

Two quick wick­ets from Cock­burn’s Troy Evans at the end of the day had the Blues at 2-22 in re­ply. at

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