C’s dis­ap­point

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

WHAT a dis­ap­point­ing game Mud­dies C Grade com­pleted on the weekend, trumped by bot­tom placed Norths.

Week one saw the Mud­dies on top for the first hour with Norths 4/18, but the lo­cal lads never got on top again as they chased 157 for vic­tory only to be bowled out for 101.

Week two started as poorly as week one, team mates run­ning around Port Dou­glas at 6.30am to try and get play­ers out of bed for the trip to Cairns; yet to bat Kaine Freyling this week not even show­ing along with fill in player Nathan King who had al­ready bat­ted.

U14 player Bray­don Wall of­fered to as­sist as he has hon­ourably done in the past and off the team went, still one short. Keith and Ash started well tak­ing the team from overnight 3/43 be­fore poor shot se­lec­tion saw Keith (11) drag one on in the first over of Norths’ change bowler, 4/65.

Dar­ren Wall was im­me­di­ately off the mark tuck­ing one around his legs for a sin­gle but then 2 overs later played over the top of a quicker bowl to see his cas­tle in dis­ar­ray. Af­ter 60 balls at the crease Ash (13) moved out of his crease for another trou­bling ‘‘stumped’’ as Mud­dies slumped to 6/77.

Depth of bat­ting was re­quired via Scheisser (6) and Red­fern (12) who via Fri­day night’s T20 so­cial comp had found re­newed con­fi­dence, but both were out with the score on 95 to poor shot se­lec­tion or no foot­work. Barnes re­mained not out on 2 when Shultz was caught and be­ing a key player short Mud­dies were forced to bowl again in what they hoped may end up be­ing a sport­ing dec­la­ra­tion by Norths who had 55 run lead and two hours of play. The bowlers were re­warded early when Shultz man­aged an edge to keeper Wall, Red­fern fol­lowed as he was brought early into the at­tack giv­ing a sharp but di­rect catch to Dar­ling­ton (in­jured) at slip, Norths 2/29. Another Norths’ bats­men had re­tired hurt, strain­ing his GBM and Mud­dies’ skip­per sug­gested to his op­pos­ing num­ber that a dec­la­ra­tion at Tea would be met with Mud­dies mak­ing a go of ap­prox­i­mately 110 runs in the last hour. In­stead bore­dom set in as the Norths play­ers bat­ted with seem­ingly no pur­pose, al­though warmed by a great run out of Norths’ skip­per by Ash. Scheisser bowled rea­son­ably well but luck­less and Barnes, Red­fern and Doble picked up one a piece as the game pe­tered out.

Mud­dies C Grade af­ter a great start to the sea­son now need to re-group ahead of this weeks home clash Sun­day 8.30am Vs Ma­reeba for a 30/30 one day match, fol­lowed by B Grade at home im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards.

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