High hopes for win

Central and North Burnett Times - - MUNGUNGO V THE WORLD -

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.

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