Port out of Twenty20
THE Port Douglas Muddies put up a fight but in the end failed to qualify for the Cairns Twenty20 competition.
After narrowly losing their first match to Mulgrave last month, the Muddies padded up against the very strong United team last Friday under lights at Cazalys in Cairns.
Bowling first, the Muddies struck early with Lucas snaring the opener Smith for a duck but United recovered to reach 164 from the 20 overs.
The Muddies run chase didn’t get off to the best start with youngster Glen Ives falling for a duck off his first delivery and despite the efforts of fellow opener Josh Mcconnell who managed 23 off 23 balls and Bendle who cracked 41 off 33 balls, the Muddies could manage only 100 runs.
The Muddies are now out of the competition but appreciated the experience against top quality opposition.
Fallen: Glen Ives fell early in the day