Both Nichols Point and Mildura West put up rear guard efforts late in the day batting for almost an hour without losing a wicket after the opposition had batted earlier in Sunraysia Cricket Association First division games on Saturday.

Mildura Settlers had lost 5/33 but a century partnership between Josh Coates and Mark Cleary retrieved the position.

SUNRAYSIA CRICKET ASSOCIATION FIRST DIVISION CRICKET day one Round 12

Mildura East   8/265(cc) (Brad Thomas 86, Sean Mathews 85, Tom Vadlja 34, Bevan Wade 4/52 Liam Freeman 2/50  v Coomealla-Wentworth

Merbein South 8/171 dec of f57 overs (Shane Trinick 49, Tony Trinick 37,   Ben Waring 3/59, Bryson Lush 2/25  v Mildura West  0/11 after one hour with Ben Hallam 5 no, Luke Hicket 4 nom from 19 overs

Mildura Settlers  195 off 60.1 overs (Josh Coates 69,  Mark Cleary 55,   Daniel Chapman 3/33,  Matt Kirirua 3/42,  Jason Jambor 2/34  v Nichols Point   0/17  off 16 overs Dale Chapple no 13, Will Liddle 1no

Irymple 74 (Nick Jenson 3/14, Mathew Boyd 2/15, Matt Cameron 2/16, Aiden Calarco 2/18) v Workers Gol Gol 7/113.