Junior Muddies lose despite great effort
THE Douglas Muddies Under-12 team played a tough first match of the season at Tolga on Saturday. The Muddies team consisting of quite a few new younger players put in a great effort against Atherton Boars but lost against the more experienced Tablelands team.
Captain Keel Sorensen won the toss and elected for his team to bowl first.
Wicketkeepers for the game were Bryce Fabiani and Luke Twomey who did a great job for the start of the season.
Wicket takers for the Muddies were Keel Sorensen (1-16) together with first-time players Rueben Allison (1-17), Raine Sorensen (1-21) and Ryan Doble (1-22) as well as Daniel Davidson (1-30 off four overs).
Keel had a great day in the field taking two catches as well as a run out with Nathan Deuble effecting another run out bring the opposition score to 7-175 after 27 overs.
Daniel Davidson and Keel Sorensen opened the batting with Daniel retiring on 13 and Keel not out on 22.
Nathan and Rueben also retired on four runs each and Bryce Fabiani and Luke Twomey both scored two runs.
Ashton Davenport who also played his first game for the team put in a great effort and scored his first run of the season before retiring after facing his fair share of balls.
The junior Muddies finished on 3-77 after 27 overs.
This week’s match will be played at the Mossman High School oval on Saturday morning.