Ju­nior Mud­dies fall short

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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