Cricket kids to pad up

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

FRE­MAN­TLE has been handed their first two-day loss of the WA Pre­mier Cricket sea­son.

After set­ting their op­po­nents 161 to win, Fre­man­tle’s at­tack had South Perth at 3-73 at stumps on day one.

South Perth’s mid­dle or­der ral­lied on day 2 and de­spite ef­forts from Fre­man­tle’s po­tent at­tack, they pushed through the tar­get and on to 9-228 and the win.

Fre­man­tle’s Josh Cho­jnowski was the pick of the bowlers with 3-57, while Chris Daven­port ably sup­ported with 2-23.

The loss saw Fre­man­tle slip from sec­ond to fourth on the lad­der.

The com­pe­ti­tion will break for Christ­mas, with Fre­man­tle to re­sume on Jan­uary 5 with a one-day match against Perth at Stevens Re­serve.

In the South Metropoli­tan Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion com­pe­ti­tion, two lo­cal teams recorded wins in round 7 one-day ac­tion.

Hil­ton Palmyra won the toss and elected to bat first in their match against Phoenix, set­ting a to­tal of 115 for their bowlers to de­fend.

De­spite a hard-fought half-cen­tury to opener Lance Hinds (50), no other Hil­ton Palmyra bats­man made it past a score of 12.

Ben McGil­vray was the most ef­fec­tive bowler for Phoenix, tak­ing 4-39, while Ja­cob John­son also proved men­ac­ing with the ball with his num­bers of 2-7.

The score of 115 was al­most enough for Hil­ton Palmyra as Phoenix lost wick­ets reg­u­larly dur­ing their in­nings, but a 44-run ef­fort from John­son at the top of the or­der helped his team to a vic­to­ri­ous 120.

Hil­ton Palmyra’s Harry Grig­son took 4-21, while An­gus An­drew (2-19) and Ja­son Broad­bridge (2-4) proved able sup­port.

Cock­burn also recorded a win in their match against the SJ Blues.

The Blues bat­ted first and set a strong to­tal of 5169 in their 40 overs, with Cock­burn’s Alec Radonich tak­ing two wick­ets.

Cock­burn’s bat­ters made light work of the to­tal, mak­ing 6-184 in a lit­tle over 38 overs with the help of a huge 88-run knock from Adam O'Neill.

East Fre­man­tle suf­fered a de­feat at the hands of CBC.

CBC won the toss and chose to bat first, a de­ci­sion that paid div­i­dends when they made 9-167 in their 40 overs.

East Fre­man­tle’s Nick Si­ave toiled hard with the ball, tak­ing 3-29.

East Fre­man­tle opener Ben Mus­tard made a dent in the to­tal early with his 55 runs, but a col­lapse which saw no other bats­man make more than 17 saw the team knocked over a tan­ta­lis­ing 12 runs short of the win.

The one day games con­tinue on De­cem­ber 15, with Phoenix host­ing Leem­ing Spar­tan, Hil­ton Palmyra tak­ing on Bic­ton At­tadale and Cock­burn do­ing bat­tle with East Fre­man­tle. FOUR lo­cal chil­dren have been se­lected to rep­re­sent WA in a na­tional cricket com­pe­ti­tion from De­cem­ber 12 to 19.

Mun­ster’s Natasha Kelsey was named in the U12 girls team, while Au­bin Grove’s Kiefer Lake and Con­nor Southam made the U12 boys team.

Fre­man­tle’s Elsie Simp­son will also com­pete in the girls com­pe­ti­tion in the ACT team.

They will com­pete in the School Sports Aus­tralia Cricket Cham­pi­onships in Bun­bury.

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