Blues take three from three
MUDDIES Blue make it three from three and hunting an outright victory against Mulgrave at Fretwell Park.
After losing the toss, Adam Lucas opened the bowling and was demolishing as usual and was rewarded with a great hat trick with a bowled, LBW and bowled again he even managed to break the bail.
Lucas finished with top figures of 6-14 off 10 overs.
The battle for top bowler in the team was well under way and Dangerous Dave Johnson also got in on the act with figures of 4-9 off 10.
The Muddies Blue had Mulgrave all out for 25.
Both Lucas and Johnson were well rewarded for full and straight bowling with seven out of the 10 wickets to fall being bowled or LBW.
The Muddies had their target and knew exactly what to do, Sam Hodgson and Rob Gaul opened the batting and made the total in five overs, skipper Cody let the boys carry on as they were going at six over and having some fun.
Rob Gaul brought up 50 in 41 balls and smashed the last 33 of those runs off 13 balls.
The openers made a great partnership of 84 before Gaul was caught out on 52. Hodgson played a very controlled and calculated 26 not out.
The skipper Cody called the boys in at the fall of the wicket and sent Mulgrave back in for the second time in one day.
With first innings points in the bag the skipper had some freedom to allow other blowers to get in on the act.
Vic Chandra opened the bowling and was rewarded in his first over to finish with figures of 2-13 off six overs.
Gary Postans and his first bowl for the club and got his first wicket with a spectacular caught and bowled and finished with figures of 2-9 off four overs.
It was all Dave Johnson in the second innings taking 4-1 off three overs and is looking in great form for the club.
The day’s play was finished and Mulgrave were 8-24 still chasing the Muddies Blue first innings score of 84.