11 Nov Round 5 record breaking run fest
Round 5 against Rockingham-Mandurah was a record breaking weekend for the Port boys. All four grades batted on the first day against and amassed a total of 1,143 runs. This is the most runs ever scored by Fremantle in one day of cricket between all grades.
The A grade made a whopping 9/366 with captain Ashton Turner making 100*. He received fantastic support from the new addition Sam Whiteman (83) and veteran Chris Wood (71). In response Rockingham made 6/293 with all the bowlers chipping in in what was a hard fought win.
The second grade batted first and made 7/278 with Josh Chojnowski (61) and Ryan Shuttleworth (58) steadying the ship after being 6/146. It was an intense finish to the game with Rockingham chasing down 278 with 1 wicket in hand. The top performers with the ball were Elijah Turriff-Smith (5/81) and Ross Macauley (5/89).
The 3’s batted first and were all out for 201 with young guns Shae Armstrong (60) and Jake Wyllie (47) leading the charge. They were outclassed in the second innings of the game with Rockingham making 9/285, Conor Thompson’s 4/57 and Liam Dallimore’s 2/51 werent quite enough to take victory for the Port boys in a disappointing result.
The fourth grade had a historic day with captain Benoit Gaffney making 118, which guided Fremantle to 8/338. The second week of the game saw Fremantle take 20 wickets to beat Rockingham outright! The star of the show yet again was Benoit Gaffney taking 2/23 in the first innings and an incredible 4/0 in the second. Young gun Beau Mclean took 7 wickets for the match in a great supporting role.
Get down to Stevens Reserve this weekend to see the port boys take on a very strong Melville side