Big bash pool to fin­ish

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE two spots in the Mud­dies Big Bash T20 cricket fi­nal will be de­ter­mined in the last pool game af­ter the Sher­a­ton Five Stars despatched the Port Dou­glas Roy­als to Mad Satur­day cel­e­bra­tions last Fri­day at the Mud Pit.

The Roy­als were hop­ing to notch their first win of the sea­son in beau­ti­ful con­di­tions for T20 cricket and keep alive their slim fi­nals hopes.

Daniel Red­fern and his Five Star team didn’t get the memo though, bat­ting first and putting on a highly com­pet­i­tive 7 for 117 off the al­lot­ted overs.

The ma­jor­ity of the runs were put on by Red­fern (35no) in a cap­tain’s knock and Steve Doble (30no) in a solid sup­port­ing role with Norm adding a well com­piled 12.

Kaiden Soren­son took the hon­ours with the ball, tak­ing 2 for 4 off two overs, and Jonesy tak­ing 1 for 5 off his two overs.

The Roy­als chase started in their usual steady fash­ion and miss­ing their lead­ing run scorer, Luke, they needed some­one to stand up and take on the Sher­a­ton’s solid bowl­ing line up. Dazza (10), big-hit­ting Grant (10) and Ryan (13) were the only Roy­als in dou­ble fig­ures, with the Five Stars re­strict­ing the chasers to only 64 0ff 14 overs. Brain was the chief de­stroyer, tak­ing the best fig­ures for the sea­son with his 3 for 10 off 2 overs.

The win to the Fives Stars sets up a siz­zling last round with the B Team Blasters need­ing to beat lad­der-top­ping IGA Tav­ern Ban­dits to se­cure a fi­nals berth. It starts at 6.30 at the Mud Pit.

Pic­ture: STEVE DOBLE

READY TO BAT: the fi­nal pool game of the Mud­dies Big Bash T20

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