Juniors juggle results before Xmas break
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.
Gotcha: the Muddies Under-16s fight for a catch