B’s need quick wickets to win
B GRADE Muddies had a scheduled home against Tully, played at the neutral venue of Griffiths Park, Cairns.
Winning the toss, Muddies batted first on what turned out to be a seaming deck. Looking solid early, Migliorenza had his stumps sent flying off a great full length ball.
Sam Hodgson was scoring quickly until he popped up a caught-and-bowl chance trying to dig out a low full toss, with the score 2 for 18. Batting at three, Hayden D’Addona was the rock of the innings while wickets fell around him.
A quick cameo from Harrold (19) and a controlled innings from Butterss (24) were the only other highlights of the innings. Hayden (28) eventually fell for the eight wicket. The tail end scraped through to 123 with Kaiden Sorensen not out for 9 in his first B grade game.
Tully showed good intent and solid batting to withstand the attack from Vikionkorpi and Johnson.
Adam Lucas came in fired up and got the break through bowling Singh from a short delivery that bounced off his body onto the stumps with the score on 42.
Kaiden Sorensen then claimed his first B grade wicket bowling Shaw for 0. Lucas then bowled Tully Captain Alan Payne off a quick Yorker to have Tully 3 47. Ben Vikionkorpi came back to claim two scalps to have Tully reeling at 5 71. However, a solid partnership from two Tully youngsters got the score to 116 before Dave Johnson produced a marvellous piece of fielding for a direct run out to close play for the day.
The game is in the balance going into week 2 with Muddies needing four quick wickets and Tully needing eight runs for first innings points.