New U-14s

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE newly formed Mud­dies U-14 team were ea­gerly an­tic­i­pat­ing their first game against Ma­reeba Blues at Borzi Park on Satur­day. Cap­tain Keel Sorensen elected to put the boys bowl­ing skills to the test first up and with the as­sis­tance of two Ma­reeba boys to fill out our 9 man team, he set the field.

Nathan Deu­ble bowled out the open­ing bats­man near the end of the sec­ond over, which keenly dis­ap­pointed the Ma­reeba boys, but they held steady un­til the 9th over when Reuben Al­li­son took the first of his three wick­ets for the day, ably as­sisted by a catch from Ryan Doble.

Cur­tis White took the next wicket from the Blues, closely fol­lowed by another from bowler Josh Ed­ward. With the top or­der bats­men gone, Ma­reeba held steady for 10 more overs, but our bowlers did not give up and in the 25th over revved up the pace.

Wick­ets started to fall in quick suc­ces­sion as our boys showed de­ter­mi­na­tion to take all 11 wick­ets from the Blues be­fore the end of the 32 over game. Tex McDowall, Al­li­son, White and and Ed­ward all upped the wicket tally, while Daniel David­son, Levi Trewick, Doble and Deu­ble all kept their bowl­ing tidy and worked to ef­fect some run-outs. In­nings ended with an ex­cit­ing last minute run- out and Ma­reeba Blues had a score of 11/130 on the book.

The Mud­dies had a big job to do with the bat as they only had eight wick­ets to lose, so bat­ting fig­ures were a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing to the boys. Trewick and Doble went to the crease to open with Sorensen, David­son and Ed­ward bravely bring­ing up the tail end when the fast open­ing bowlers had re­turned.

Ex­pe­ri­enced bats­men Trewick and Deu­ble both lost their wicket by stump­ing to the con­fi­dent Ma­reeba keeper, Luke Lam­born. All bats­men made their mark at the crease, some stay­ing longer than oth­ers; the stayer of the day was Sorensen fac­ing 36 balls and top scor­ers were Trewick, Deu­ble and David­son. All ef­forts were not nearly enough to chase the Ma­reeba score though and the game was over in the 28th over with all Mud­dies wick­ets gone on 8/62. Dou­glas boys can be proud they took all 11 wick­ets from the strong Ma­reeba team,

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