ROCKINGHAM-Mandurah built a solid foundation with the bat on the first day of its round 5 WACA Premier Cricket clash against Claremont-Nedlands.
The total of 254 at Cresswell Park came via Cameron Reyne, Damien Burrage and Jordan Clark, the trio having played a combined tally of just 19 first grade matches.
The visitors were treading water at 5-67 before the assured sixth wicket stand of 82 between Reyne and Australian under-17 representative Burrage (59).
The young tyro’s second first grade half-ton came from 83 deliveries with seven fours.
Reyne (84 off 119) kept motoring in an entertaining dig, including seven fours and four sixes to push the score beyond 200 with Clark (38 not out), who added the touches to a punchy Mariners effort.
At stumps, Claremont-Nedlands made its way to 0-42 with the first session this Saturday of the most importance to determining the winner of the match.
The following day at Lark Hill, the Twenty20 match between Rockingham-Mandurah and Perth went to the final 10 balls.
The home side batted first and the Mariners took control through usual aggressors Ed Pollock (48 from 31) and Dane Ugle (35 off 30).
At 1-84, a larger score than 7-140 was on the cards but the Demons reined it in with the ball.
Leon Coombs (2-22) struck twice to leave Perth at 2-47, however the visitors learned the lessons from earlier in the day to drive home the advantage to an important seven-wicket victory.
It sets up a mouth watering final round of Group A as all four teams have one win apiece.
The winners of the Fremantle-Perth match and the Lark Hill clash between Rockingham-Mandurah and Scarbrough will progress to the next stage on December 3.