Junior Muddies fall short
THANKS to some quick thinking the Under 12 Douglas Muddies and Mareeba Allstars were able to play on Saturday after storms that morning washed out the ground at the Mossman High School and the match moved to a sunnier Mount Molloy sporting ground.
Muddies captain Tully Cartwright lost the toss and the Muddies were sent in to bowl first. Opening bowlers were Daniel Davidson and Nathan Deuble with Vincent Killeen taking the first wicket of the day.
Bowling figures were Nathan Deuble 2-11, Raine Sorensen 1-5, Vincent Killeen 1-6, Ashton Davenport 1-6, Ryan Doble 1-9, Keel Sorensen 1-10 and Bryce Fabiani also took a wicket.
Keel also made two fantastic run-outs and assisted catches were made by Hugo Corrie, Tully, Vincent, Ryan and Daniel finishing the opposition’s 27 overs on 9-115.
Daniel Davidson and Hugo Corrie then proceeded to open the batting, starting off the innings with some great hits.
Hugo top scored on 28 not-out and Daniel on six not-out. The middle order didn’t do too well until Tully Cartwright came in and achieved 16 and Keel on nine from 13 balls until they were both caught out.
The Muddies couldn’t quite get over the line though falling short at 6-96 at the end of the innings.
The Under 12 teams and their parents also received a friendly visit from Bob Katter MP and the Candidate for Cook Lachlan Bensted.
And while he was there, Mr Katter rang former Australian Test Cricketer Carl Rackemann who spoke to the boys on speakerphone asking questions such as: “Who is a pace bowler in your teams?” It was a fun and friendly finish to the day.
The Under 16 Douglas Muddies were due to play the second-half of a two-dayer against Atherton at Port Douglas’s Sports Complex but were unable to do so due to the continuing showers and saturated outfield.
As the Atherton team were ahead in runs, from the Saturday before, on 9-95 and the Muddies were only on 5-78, the Muddies were disappointed to concede defeat and lose their top position on the ladder.
This Saturday the Under 16 Muddies will play the Rovers in a one-dayer at Port Douglas, and a win from this match will see the local team achieve a spot in the semi-finals the following week.
Meanwhile, teammate David Coulthard is away in Hobart, Tasmania, playing in the Queensland team at the 15-year-old Australian National Cricket Championships.