Frankland prevail in small run chase

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Frankland River’s Lee Casson pictured earlier in the season.
Camera IconFrankland River’s Lee Casson pictured earlier in the season. Credit: Liam Croy

Frankland River maintained breathing space between themselves and third-placed Broomehill heading into the final two rounds of the regular season, following their four-wicket win over Kendenup in round 11 of the Great Southern Cricket Association on Saturday.

Frankland set up their sixth win of the year after knocking over Kendenup for 82.

However, the small total proved difficult for Frankland as they lost six wickets before eventually passing the victory target to hold onto second spot.

Kendenup were cruising at 2-78 before a batting collapse left them well short of a decent total batting first.

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Kendenup lost 8-4 to be bowled out for under 100, as their last seven batsmen combined for just three runs.

Dave Carey claimed 3-11 off nine overs, including four maidens, and Kim Lange was also in the action with 2-16.

Frankland were in control of the run chase, posting 2-63 but four quick wickets had the game in the balance.

After losing 4-12 Frankland required seven runs to win with four wickets in hand and they held their nerve as Clinton Masters and Carey got them over the line in 34 overs, finishing 6-83.

Muhammad Salman top scored with 27 while Jeremy Groves and Keegan Berry both took two wickets for Kendenup who are in fourth spot one point ahead of Wanderers.

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