High hopes for win
MUNGUNGO’S Nev Dahtler took four wickets in the opening over in the final of last year’s Mungungo v The World event.
“I think we will win again this year, too,” said the confident home-side captain.
But despite Mr Dahtler’s deadly form in the grand final, it may have been his off-field conspiracy with team mate Doug Mooney that sealed the victory.
“There was this team from Gladstone who were really good last year, they were club cricketers who played all the time,” he said.
“We thought they might cause us a bit of trouble, so the whole team was put to work making sure they really got into the party on Saturday night.
“Let’s just say they didn’t make it back onto the field on Sunday.”
As well as thinking strategy Mr Dahtler, locally known as Mr Cricket, has been busy preparing the famous Mungungo Cricket Grounds.
“I’ve been working hard and spent three hours preparing the wicket on Monday,” he said.
“I’m a fast bowler and I think it’s going to work well for us.”
Although the cricket-lover said he’s not quite as handy with the bat, he thinks this might be his chance to beat his all-time top innings of 65.
CHALLENGE: Competition was fierce last year.