Premier Cricket: Rockingham-Mandurah in battle to avoid wooden spoon

Melville Cricket Club was bowled out for 300.
Melville Cricket Club was bowled out for 300.

ROCKINGHAM-Mandurah and Midland-Guildford 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 on the ladder.

Midland-Guildford fought hard all day to post a respectable 260, with Craig Simmons restricting the visitors throughout the day.

His spinning counterpart Kyle Gardiner (3-96) was also amongst the wickets as the spin twins took nine wickets between them.

Simmons finished with 6-62, with the Mariners responding with 0-26 at stumps.

A win for either side will mean they lift off the bottom of the table.