Close call for Jnr Muddies
THE Under 12 Douglas Muddies captained by Daniel Davidson played an exciting match against Mareeba Destroyers at Mossman High School on Saturday resulting in a close win to the junior Muddies team.
The Muddies won the toss and went in to bowl first.
Opening bowler Levi Trewick took the first wicket of the day in his first over finishing with 1-7 off 3 with one maiden.
Luke Twomey had the best bowling figures of the match with 2-6 off three overs closely followed by newcomer Hugo Walker on 2-20 off three overs. Hugo also made an outstanding diving catch off Luke’s bowling. Ryan Doble was again successful in taking a wicket 1-6 as was Ashton Davenport 1-19.
Daniel Davidson and Nathan Deuble also took a great catch each. Mareeba finished their innings on 7-161.
Douglas had a big job ahead of them to make the opposition’s score and opening batsmen Nathan Deuble and Bryce Fabiani started off the innings with some great hits. Bryce scored four until he was caught and replaced by Reuben Allison.
Reuben faced up strongly and together with Nathan batted well until both retired together after facing their fair share of balls.
Levi Trewick and Raine Sorensen were next to the crease and Levi was caught out without scoring followed shortly by Raine Sorensen after being bowled without making a run.
Hugo Walker was next into bat making nine runs from 10 balls until being caught out.
Ryan Doble and Ashton Davenport were also both caught out on two a-piece making it 7-78 off 15 overs.
The final two batsmen Daniel Davidson and Keel Sorensen had a big job to do but together they made a great partnership speeding up the run score and for the next 10 overs succeeded in making 91 runs between them with Daniel not out on 47 and Keel retiring on 44.
Nathan and Rebuen returned to the crease for the last few overs and Nathan finished on his best score of 16 not out and Reuben five not out.
The Douglas Junior Muddies won the game by only 12 runs on 7-173.
The Under-16 Douglas Muddies finished their two-day match against Atherton at Tolga on Saturday with a disappointing loss by only two runs.
The best batting results for the Muddies were Ben Shrimpton 27, David Coulthard 25 and Glen Ives on 17.
Wicket takers for the match were Hayden D’Addona 3-9 off eight overs, Michael Schulz 3-19, Kaiden Sorensen 1-8 off eight, Ben Shrimpton 1-9 and Tom Goodall 1-10.
David and wicketkeeper Ethan McCullough also made a great run out.
Atherton were all out for 107 and Douglas Muddies were all out for 105.
Top effort: Muddies bowler Levi Trewick