Un­der-12s fall just short

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE Mud­dies Un­der-12s trav­elled to Tolga on Satur­day where they faced off against a strong Ather­ton team. Only bat­ting out 17 of their overs, the Mud­dies fell just short of Ather­ton’s to­tal of 122.

Cap­tain Con­nor White won the toss and chose to make the most of the morn­ing’s cool con­di­tions by field­ing first.

Open­ing bowler Ash­ton Davenport started the day with a maiden and con­tin­ued that form tak­ing one for three from three overs.

Lachie Dowling, Abel Terry and Scott Cooper all bowled well while Liam Clacherty and Vin­cent Killeen kept the pres­sure on dur­ing their spells.

Luke Twomey was just too fast for Ather­ton and they were un­able to score a run from him at all.

Nick Rayner was con­sis­tent as al­ways tak­ing two for 10 from his spell. Bai­ley El­liot, Ryan Stan­away and Con­nor White all con­trib­uted with one wicket each.

Sun­dries were re­duced even fur­ther this week with the boys’ train­ing re­ally start­ing to pay off.

Scott and Vin­cent opened the bat­ting for the Mud­dies with Vin­cent hit­ting seven bound­aries on his way to 32 from 28 balls.

Scott was un­lucky to be bowled in the sec­ond over for a duck with Abel and Lachie suf­fer­ing the same fate. Ryan (two), Bai­ley (one) and Nick (one) all fell to catches be­hind the stumps.

Play­ing hook shots rem­i­nis­cent of An­drew Hilditch, Ash­ton belted four bound­aries on his way to 17 be­fore be­ing dis­missed un­der con­tro­ver­sial cir­cum­stances for the sec­ond time in as many weeks.

Liam looked set to hit the ball out of the ground but was caught af­ter sky­ing one, and de­parted for two.

Con­nor and Luke com­bined for a steady part­ner­ship be­fore Con­nor was bowled for one from 14 balls.

The not out bats­man for the day was Luke, scor­ing eight from 10 balls faced.

The boys should be very happy with the im­prove­ment shown and should be com­mended for their sports­man-like be­hav­iour un­der what was at times try­ing cir­cum­stances.

TOO FAST: Luke Twomey bat­ting last week

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