Jnr Mud­dies just miss out

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

DOU­GLAS Mud­dies Un­der- 12s played host to Ather­ton with both teams un­der manned.

It wasn’t quite enough to beat Ather­ton this week but the boys are look­ing for­ward to field­ing a full strength team next week on the Table­lands.

Field­ing first, the Mud­dies toiled hard but had to wait un­til the eighth over for their first wicket with Con­nor White tak­ing the first of his two.

The sec­ond wicket soon fol­lowed with Luke Twomey’s pace re­spon­si­ble for dis­pos­ing of Ather­ton’s top two bats­men. Nick Raynor only just missed out on a hat-trick while Ash­ton Davenport and Scott Cooper con­trib­uted with one wicket each.

Vin­cent Killeen, Abel Terry, Lachie Dowling, and cap­tain Bai­ley El­liot all bowled eco­nom­i­cally keep­ing the pres­sure on.

This week saw a marked im­prove­ment in the sun­dries with one third less wides bowled than the pre­vi­ous week.

Nick and Luke opened the bat­ting for the Mud­dies with Nick be­ing bowled for a duck.

Luke dis­played his usual pol­ished stroke play to re­tire on 9 not out.

Both open­ing bats­men im­me­di­ately trav­elled to the Table­lands where they’d been sec­onded to play in the Un­der-14 team. In a first for the crick­et­ing world Ash­ton was run out af­ter hit­ting a four which con­fused play­ers and spec­ta­tors alike.

Con­nor played a steady in­nings be­fore be­ing bowled for 4 runs while Lachie was faced with Ather­ton’s best bowler and fell for a duck.

Abel was un­lucky to be out, caught and bowled for four af­ter smash­ing one back at the bowler that some­how stuck.

Scott Cooper was cruis­ing along at a strike rate of 100 per cent be­fore be­ing caught for five.

Bai­ley El­liot played a great cap­tain’s knock mak­ing 5 from his 24 balls faced. Vin­cent Killeen hit 5 bound­aries on his way to a per­sonal high score of 32 not out, which bought the Mud­dies to­tal to 96.


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