MIDLAND-Guildford endured a horror first day against ladder leaders Claremont-Nedlands in their round 12 Premier Cricket clash on Saturday at Cresswell Park in Swanbourne.
The premiership favourites piled on the pain for the Monkey Towners, rolling the visitors for 143, before finishing the day at 2-115.
The Tigers will look to reel in the 28-run deficit early on day two, before turning their attention to an outright win which could all but clinch the Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup as minor premiers.
Hayden Cobley was again impressive for Midland-Guildford with the bat making 40, while Lachlan Mifflin-Cook scored an unbeaten half-century during his debut game.
Mifflin-Cook’s 53 was particularly crucial after the visitors had slumped to 6-53.
Stewart Walters, Jordan Mast and Jack Baker all were dismissed for ducks.