Mud­crabs hit the train­ing track

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Mud­crabs are busy sharp­en­ing their claws ahead of the 2010/11 Cairns and District cricket sea­son.

Af­ter pinch­ing the B Grade grand fi­nal last sea­son on first-in­nings points from Cairns United when the sec­ond Sun­day was rained out, the Mud­dies are de­ter­mined to si­lence their crit­ics this sea­son.

“I reckon Cairns United might be out for re­venge this year,” new cap­tain of the B Grade team Nathan King said. “It should be a good ri­valry be­tween us.

Kingy said both B and C grade teams were look­ing strong at train­ing.

“In B Grade, we’ve got two or three new play­ers who’ve come up from Vic­to­ria, and a few more who are lo­cals who’ve de­cided to have a go.

Steve Doble, the C Grade cap­tain, has also been re­cruit­ing, so we should be able to field two com­pet­i­tive teams this year.

“We re­ally want to hit the ground run­ning, so we’ve been train­ing for three weeks now,” he said. “But if there are any play­ers out there who want to come down and train, there’s still room in the team be­cause not ev­ery­one’s avail­able ev­ery week.”

The Mud­dies train at the Port Dou­glas sports com­plex at 4:30pm on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, and on Sun­days at 12pm.

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