C’s vic­tory

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

MUD­DIES C grade felt com­fort­able in de­fend­ing their 164 of last week and a mere two balls into Rovers’ in­nings pro­moted Mud­dies po­si­tion as Scheiser ripped the opener’s stump out of the ground 1/0.

New­comer Deep who is quicker than the av­er­age C grade bowler was struck for a bound­ary in his first over fol­lowed by 3 con­sec­u­tive maidens, break­ing through in his 5th over with a sim­ple keeper catch to Dar­ren Wall.

While Scheiser man­aged another clean bowled in his 3rd over to leave Rovers reel­ing at 3/6/ af­ter 10 overs be­fore he was rested for what was likely to be a full day of bowl­ing.

Barnes bowled tight and used the cloudy con­di­tions for prodi­gious swing that com­pounded Rovers’ po­si­tion as he broke through af­ter 3 maidens.

Af­ter 20 overs Rovers had man­aged a poul­try 24 runs but had lost 7 wick­ets.

Michael Shulz (2/20) chimed in too as his fel­low bowlers re­turned ex­cel­lent fig­ures: Scheiser 2/1 off 4, Deep 4/17 off 10 and Barnes 2/22 off 10 Rovers all out just shy of the fol­low on fig­ure at 62.

Skip­per Doble barely hes­i­tated in mak­ing the op­po­si­tion bat again de­spite the cloud clear­ing and the pitch bak­ing up hard.

Af­ter 6 bowled wick­ets and 2 LBW’s in their first in­nings Rovers set about a change of bat­ting or­der to fur­ther dull their strike rate and man­aged just 49 runs af­ter 30 overs, los­ing 4 wick­ets (all caught) for some handy ex­tra points to the Mud­dies.

Deep (now bran­dish­ing var­i­ous nick­names from Deep Heat to Deep S***) was named man of the match 5/21 off 16 overs, Dar­ling­ton (2/9) again chipped in with a few pur­chased wick­ets, Red­derz man­aged to tie the Rovers re­vised or­der down 0/6 off 7 but the Rovers #3 bats­man thwarted an out­right win bor­ing the grass mites with match bat­ting of 9 runs off 110 balls!

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