Ju­niors jug­gle re­sults be­fore Xmas break

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

A SMALL but com­mit­ted gag­gle of Moss­man mums - along with the team’s un­of­fi­cial mas­cot Champ the dog - braved the road to Tolga to­day to watch their sons put up a de­ter­mined ef­fort against the Ather­ton Wild­hogs.

Dou­glas Mud­dies Un­der­12s started the game down on numbers, cap­tain Levi Trewick los­ing the toss and hav­ing to use his creative flair to or­der the field of only six Mud­dies when the Wild­hogs opted to bat first.

As more play­ers ar­rived, numbers swelled to nine, but the 12-man Ather­ton team was still a for­mi­da­ble foe.

The boys were not de­terred and got on with the job of tak­ing wick­ets from the ex­pe­ri­enced bats­man of the op­po­si­tion who had al­ready put 43 runs on the board by the sixth over.

First wicket of the day fell to Tully Cartwright, with a neat catch from Ryan Doble. Daniel David­son took a catch off Bryce Fabi­ani’s bowl­ing, snatch­ing the sec­ond wicket in the 16th over.

This gave the boys the mo­men­tum they needed and wick­ets con­tin­ued to fall at a steady pace as bowlers Luke Twomey, David­son, and Fabi­ani fi­nally got the wick­ets they had craved ear­lier in the game.

Doble, Twomey and Hugo Walker worked to­gether seam­lessly to grab a run-out, while Ash­ton Daven­port brought the in­nings to a sen­sa­tional close, send­ing the bales fly­ing on the very last ball.

Most eco­nom­i­cal bowlers were Nathan Deu­ble 0-5, Hugo Wlaker 0-7, and Levi Trewick 0-11, all three se­cur­ing maid­ens amongst their three overs.

Tak­ing up the bat, the Mud­dies had a big score of 177 to chase and Doble was lead­ing the charge, man­ag­ing to keep his wicket for nine balls in the face of the Wild­hogs open­ing pace bowlers.

Bat­ting part­ner Trewick stayed a lit­tle longer, re­tir­ing and com­ing back a sec­ond time to top score for the day on 14 runs, along with Walker (also 14) who clocked his runs up quickly be­fore be­ing caught out.

Other sig­nif­i­cant runs were put on the board by Deu­ble (13 not out) and David­son (nine).

The end of the 27th over saw the Mud­dies at 86 runs.

The Moss­man boys have one more chance next week to take on an Ather­ton team on their home ground be­fore the year ends.

The Dou­glas Un­der 16s fin­ished off the sea­son with a win against Bar­ron Riven on Satur­day.

The boys made 286 runs and, in re­ply, Bar­ron River made 124.

Dou­glas bat­ting con­trib­u­tors were Glen Ives 74, Ben Shrimp­ton 64, Hay­den D’adonna 36 and Tom Goodall 21. Bowl­ing fig­ures in­cluded Haiden D’adonna 3-13, Tom Goodall 2-13, David Coulthard 2-9, Nathan Evans 1-9, Levi Trewick 1-6 and Hugo Walker 1-3.

The boys are look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing the sea­son in 2012.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

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