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- proper n. The sea breeze that blows from the Indian Ocean over Perth, Western Australia.
In the mid to late afternoon there would be what locally is called, the Fremantle Doctor, a sea breeze from the west bringing much welcomed relief on the hot summer days.
The Fremantle Doctor is presumably what it has always been: a second element that makes cricket at the WACA unique, coming up the Swan River in early afternoon so strongly that from the pavilion end only a crafty spinner or medium-pace outswing bowler is not blown away.
In a recent one-day match here, Siddle was clocked at 95mph, but he will have to make sure he is bowling with the Fremantle Doctor and not into it, if he is to match that speed.
The Fremantle Doctor is due to start blowing soon.
"Times have changed now that the guys are playing spin a lot differently, but I think the most important thing is just to use the Fremantle Doctor as much as you can, try and set your fields the best way you can and then go from there.
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