Muddies U16’s get their first win
THE Under-16s Douglas Muddies started off with a win in their first game of the season at the Port Douglas Sport Complex playing a one dayer against Norths last Saturday.
Captain Kaiden Sorensen lost the toss and the opposition chose to bat. Playing his first Under-16 match with his new team, Keel Sorensen opened the bowling with some great spin bowling.
Muddies’ first four bowlers restricted the opposition score to only eight after seven overs.
Nathan Evans was the first to break through with only his fourth ball and had the opposition 1-12 before Michael Schulz followed suit by claiming two wickets with catches to wicketkeeper Ethan McCullough and Hayden D’Addona.
Bowling figures for the Muddies were Tom Goodall 1-1 off four overs, Kaiden Sorensen 1-4 off four, Michael 2-10 off four, Nathan 1-3 off two, Keel Sorensen 0-5 off three overs, Hayden 0-10 off four, Adon Trewick 0-5 off three, Sean Evans 0-4 off two, Ashley Davison 0-5 off two, and Ben Shrimpton 0-5 off four.
The Norths batting total after 32 overs was 6-53.
The Muddies went in to bat needing 54 to win in 32 overs. Hayden and Ashley opened the batting but lost their wickets as Ben and Ethan steadied the ship and lead the team to 3-57 after 16 overs.
After 29.3 overs the Muddies were all out for 93 with Ethan top scoring on 23 and Ben not out on 20 runs. The Muddies won by 40 runs.
The Muddies Under-16’s have a bye for the next two weeks, but many of the players will still be busy with representative trials.