Jnr Mud­dies Hog win

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

STOM­ACH bugs and prior com­mit­ments saw only a de­ter­mined half dozen Un­der-12 Mud­dies take up the chal­lenge against the Ather­ton Wild Hogs in 30-plus de­gree heat at Tolga on Satur­day.

The Un­der 12 Dou­glas Mud­dies were kindly sup­ple­mented by four of the Hog’s top play­ers in a friendly end of year Christ­mas 20/20 match, com­plete with Santa hats and multi-coloured broad shorts, a colour­ful back­drop against a sea of white.

The Mud­dies started well with a wicket fall­ing on the sec­ond ball of the in­nings by the bril­liant bowl­ing of Hugo Walker who fin­ished the day with the best bowl­ing fig­ures of 3-4.

He was sup­ported by other tight bowl­ing by Ryan Doble 2-5, Tully Cartwright 1-7, Luke Twomey 1-9 and As­ton Devon­port 1-17.

The Mud­dies showed an im­prove­ment in the field by back­ing each other up and show­ing pos­i­tive en­cour­age­ment and com­mu­ni­ca­tion with each other.

Luke dis­played some good glove work as wick­et­keeper (two catches) and Tully man­aged a su­perb catch at point. This kept the charg­ing Hogs to a re­spectable in­nings to­tal.

The Mud­dies re­sponded with the bat with a dis­play of power hit­ting by Tully Cartwright scor­ing 23 runs off 16 balls. He was closely sup­ported by Hugo Walker, 16 off 10 balls, and Reuben Al­li­son six off 10.

To­gether with the com­bined hit­ting power of the four play­ers on loan, saw the Mud­dies score a com­fort­able win.

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