Mariners march over opposition: WACA Premier Cricket

ROCKINGHAM-Mandurah continued their hot start to the season with two more wins to leave them firmly engrained in the top six after four rounds of the Premier Cricket season.

The Mariners produced an upset win over premiers and top-of-the-table Joondalup in the long trip up to Iluka Sports Complex on Saturday.

Having been sent in to bat, Joondalup put several partnerships together to set a tough target of 242. Craig Simmons was terrific with the ball, taking 4-55.

The away side was always in control in reply, with Tyler Robertson (58) and Brayden Sutton (67) putting together a great stand.

Twenty-four hours later, Rockingham-Mandurah edged Fremantle in a classic encounter, getting home by just three runs at Lark Hill.

Batting first, the home side set a solid foundation with Brayden Sutton (47) and Mitch Green (41) guiding their side to a competitive score of 166. Fremantle started poorly in pursuit of 166 by falling to 4-33, but Matthew Micale anchored the innings with 52 not out to have his side on the cusp of victory in the final over.

Simmons kept his cool with the ball in the final over, dismissing both Jamie Heath and Michael Hogan to get his side over the line.

The Mariners face Willetton at Burrendah Reserve next Saturday in a two-day match starting at 11.40am.