Mar­vel­lous Mud­dies

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE un­der 16 Dou­glas Mud­dies trav­elled to Tolga on the week­end to play a two-dayer against Ather­ton in the Un­der 16 CFN Cricket Grand Final.

Ather­ton won the toss and sent the Mud­dies in to bat first.

Ben Shrimp­ton and Hay­den D’ad­dona made steady runs in the wet con­di­tions un­til Ben was un­lucky to be caught be­hind on 4.

David Coulthard then joined Hay­den and they pro­ceeded to make a fan­tas­tic part­ner­ship, fin­ish­ing their first in­nings of 32 overs at 1/85.

It was the Ather­ton team’s turn to bat and with some great eco­nomic bowl­ing the Mud­dies kept the op­po­si­tion’s score to only nine by the 13th over. Af­ter this, the luck started to go Table­land’s way when the runs started pick­ing up.

Ben Shrimp­ton took the first wicket by bowl­ing out one of their open­ers, fol­lowed by a wicket from Hay­den D’ad­dona with a catch by Nathan Evans. Ash­ley David­son took two more wick­ets, both catches with one by Kaiden Sorensen and the other by David Coulthard. The Ather­ton team fin­ished their 32 overs at 4/87, only two runs dif­fer­ence.

On a wet Sun­day morn­ing Hay­den and David re­turned to bat and pro­duced an out­stand­ing part­ner­ship of 169 runs. Hay­den made 71 runs - his high­est score while David made his first cen­tury to a stand­ing ova­tion and re­tired on 107. Ash­ley David­son and Tom Goodall bat­ted the last few overs, mak­ing 10 and seven re­spec­tively, bring­ing the Mud­dies to­tal to 3/212.

Ather­ton re­turned to the crease but some tight bowl­ing and top field­ing by the Mud­dies took some early wick­ets and re­duced the run rate. A great run-out by Hay­den re­moved Ather­ton’s best bats­man.

Ather­ton made 11/137 in their sec­ond in­nings, with the Mud­dies vic­to­ri­ous.

Bowl­ing stats were Ben 3/12, Ash­ley David­son 3/14, Hay­den 1/5, Kaiden Sorensen 1/9, Sean Evans 1/3, Tom 1/36, David Coulthard 0/7, Nathan Evans 0/12, Adon Trewick 0/4 and Michael Schulz 0/28. Ethan Mccul­lough also did an out­stand­ing job as wick­et­keeper.

Cham­pion ef­fort: the win­ning Un­der-16 Mud­dies

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