Port out of Twenty20

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Fallen: Glen Ives fell early in the day

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