MIDLAND-Guildford and Rockingham-Mandurah are locked in a tight battle to avoid the wooden spoon after the first day of their round 14 Premier Cricket clash.
Runs flowed at Lark Hill on Saturday, after Midland-Guildford won the toss and elected to bat in the battle of the bottom two clubs.
Midland-Guildford fought hard all day to post a respectable 260, with Craig Simmons (6-62) restricting the visitors throughout the day.
Without veteran Stewart Walters, the youngsters stood up for the visitors with Hayden Cobley (67) and James Kirwan (40) laying a good foundation of 80 for the first wicket.
Aneurin Donald was entertaining for his 62 from 57, while late hitting from Jack Baker ensured the Monkey Towners got to 260.
Rockingham-Mandurah is 0-26 at stumps.
A win for either side will mean they lift off the bottom of the table.