T20 heats up

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

ROUND two of the Mud­dies Big Bash com­pe­ti­tion started with a whim­per and fin­ished with a bang as the slow and steady Port Dou­glas Roy­als took on the big hit­ting IGA Ban­dits at the Port Dou­glas Sport­ing com­plex last Fri­day night.

The Roy­als, look­ing daz­zling in their ca­nary yel­low uni­forms, bat­ted first on what looked like a su­perb bat­ting track.

Luke was the only bats­man who showed ap­pli­ca­tion against an at times way­ward at­tack, com­pil­ing 22 valu­able runs off 35 balls.

No other bats­men made dou­ble fig­ures with the 19 wides and 10 no balls keep­ing the scorer busy.

Jor­dan was the pick of the Ban­dits bowlers end­ing with 2 for 5 off his two overs.

The Roy­als limped to a dis­ap­point­ing to­tal of 89, look­ing to be around 30 short of a com­pet­i­tive tar­get.

The Ban­dits team took to their bat­ting task with gusto, the al­lit­er­a­tive top three Mitch, Max and Matt mak­ing a great start with scores of 24, 26 and 14 re­spec­tively, tak­ing the game away from the Roy­als in the first 10 overs.

The tar­get was reached in the 13th over with the Ban­dits and Roy­als con­tin­u­ing to en­sure all play­ers bat­ted and bowled.

The Ban­dits ended up all out for 150 af­ter some way­ward bowl­ing and big hit­ting, with Sean be­ing the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 13.

Next week will see the Sher­a­ton Shock­waves play­ing the Port Dou­glas Roy­als in what will be an evenly matched game.

Head down from 6.30pm this Fri­day for a great night of crick­et­ing en­ter­tain­ment

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