B’s need quick wick­ets to win

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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.

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