Fremantle will now represent Western Australia at the National Premier T20 Championships to be held in Adelaide in March.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, University struggled to settle in with the wickets of openers Chris Sabburg (7) and Rex Strickland (0) falling cheaply.

Ashton Agar (65) and Viv Paver (51) managed to steady the ship, to help guide the side to a total 161 runs.

Fremantle’s skipper Jake Carder got off to a terrific start with the bat, scoring 25 off 20 balls.

Impressive bowling from University’s Ryan Patel sent Fremantle’s superstar import Edward Byrom back to the sheds for just six runs.

A powerful partnership from Fremantle’s middle order batsmen Mitch Marsh (55*) and Brayden Sutton (27) put their target firmly back in sight.

Fremantle claimed the win with a four from Marsh off the first ball of the final over.

Brayden Sutton was named Player of the Match for his 11-ball 27 and some serious hits in the 18th over.

Fremantle’s coach Joe Piromalli said it was an excellent game of cricket.

“It was an exciting game, a great exhibition of Premier Grade cricket as both sides had Big Bash stars and First-Class cricketers, so it was a well-balanced game,” Piromalli said.

“We started off well with the ball and then University replied to get a good score on the board, which we thought was reachable.

“Then it wasn’t until the last five or six overs when we sent Brayden Sutton into bat with Mitch Marsh that we were fortunate enough to get over the line.

“The fact we now get to go over to Adelaide to represent WA means a lot to the guys, especially the young players.”