Cricket: Midland-Guildford take one on the chin

MIDLAND-Guildford slumped to a heavy loss  but staved off outright defeat against Claremont-Nedlands in round 12 of Premier Cricket on Saturday at Cresswell Park.

The powerful ladder-leaders were far too strong for the young outfit, reiterating their charge towards the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup for minor premiers.

Jordan Mast showed promise with the ball, taking two wickets, while the batsmen fought in the second innings to only lose four wickets.

Claremont-Nedlands resumed at 2-115, only 28 runs behind the Monkey Towners’ first-innings score.

The Tigers easily reached the total led by Tim David (108no), before declaring at 5-321 in pursuit of an outright win.

Midland-Guildford were stubborn in the second innings, finishing 4-97 from 45 overs with Aneurin Donald (33) and a patient Keaton Critchell (22no) thwarting the efforts of the league-leaders.