Muddies hold on
THE Muddies Blue cricket team headed down to Fuller Park not knowing anything about their opposition and keen to follow on from their win the week before.
Once they arrived, they were told this was a home game for the Muddies so with that skipper Simon Cody won the toss of the coin and decided to follow the formula that runs on the board would put pressure on the Tully batsmen.
Keith Taylor and Sam Hodgson opened the batting and were looking comfortable until Taylor played all round one and was bowled for four. Matt Chizzoriti didn’t trouble the scorers and was dismissed first ball caught behind. That left the Muddies Blue 2-13.
Gary Postans stepped up to the hat trick ball and with Tully crowding the bat played a great forward defensive block. Gary was dismissed for 10 being caught at slip. Simon Cody was in next and was just wanting to hang around as Sam Hodgson started putting Tully to the test with two big sixes in consecutive balls and went on to make 34. Muddies blue were now 4-47 and looking shaky before Sam Jeffers and Simon Cody put on a 60-run partnership to steady the ship, before Sam had a rush of blood when went for the big shot and was bowled for 27.
In came big-hitting Adam Lucas who had been promoted to number seven after his run-a-ball effort last week and he didn’t disappoint.
Simon Cody brought up 50 of 73 balls and the very next over Lucas bought up his 50 in 49 balls with six fours and one six. The pair put on 80 runs and left the Muddies Blue 6-187 and with the foundation set, the tail- enders had some fun and went out blasting leaving the Muddies Blue all out for 212.
As like the game before, the Muddies were given six overs at the end of the day to try and get the break through and they did with Adam Lucas clean-bowling their opener four to leave Tully 1-10 off six overs.
The game will resume this Sunday at 1pm where the Muddies Blue will look for an outright win.