Mud­dies make life dif­fi­cult for them­selves

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Port Dou­glas Court House Mud­crabs have seen bet­ter days of play af­ter fin­ish­ing the first day of their two-day game in the C Grade Cricket Far North League last week­end. Ac­cord­ing to Cap­tain Steve Doble they should have been more in con­trol af­ter hav­ing been on 5 for 90 in the 35th over only to col­lapse to 114 all out just 7 overs later in the 42nd over. A great game was played by Josh McCon­nell(18), Dave Joyce (16) and S.Miglio­ranza who just fell short of his half cen­tury when run out for 47 meant that there was a rea­son­able to­tal to bowl at when op­po­nents Rovers went to the crease. Open­ing bowlers Dave Joyce and Matt Schiesser struck in their sec­ond overs leav­ing Rovers on just 2 for 12 af­ter 4 overs. The Mud­dies started a great game by ap­ply­ing early pres­sure which has be­come their trade mark for win­ning this sea­son how­ever they couldn’t break the re­solve of Prest (24 not out) and Woolf (3 not out). They dug in and care­fully played out the last 11 overs of the day fin­ish­ing with­out fur­ther loss of wick­ets on a re­spectable 2 for 38. The Mud­dies open­ing bowlers will have to strike early again next week to test Rovers depth of bat­ting and to reach their first tar­get of a first in­nings lead. Only then will they be able to think about an out­right win from the sec­ond in­nings. The sec­ond day will be played next Satur­day 13th Novem­ber at the Mud­dies home ground at the Port Dou­glas Sports Ground start­ing at 10am.

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