C’s take out Norths

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SOME late jug­gling of play­ers be­tween grades saw C grade skip­per Doble mis­cal­cu­late his player num­bers and en­ter the game a player short.

For­tu­nately the use of a mo­bile phone be­hind the wick­ets lo­cated an ex­tra player who ar­rived in time to bol­ster the field­ing al­though Norths drib­bled runs as slow as the out­field that still sees grass 3cm higher than the ball!

Scheisser was miserly with 2/10, Shulz found some venom to re­turn 4/15, Red­fern cre­ated the pres­sure for his fel­low bowlers de­serv­ing more than his 0/15 along with Porter who re­turned the same stats and Barnes typ­i­cally trou­bled all bats­men with 1/14.

Some 13 wides and 6 no-balls as­sisted Norths to a mere 7/70 af­ter 30 overs.

Mud­dies re­warded the late fill-in player Dan Har­ris with an open­ing po­si­tion with Marsh who was time con­strained, hav­ing to head for work.

The few overs he had in time were not re­alised as he at­tempted to turn a ball on leg and edged to gully for 1, al­though not as hard a catch as he had com­pleted him­self in the Norths in­nings, 1/16. Vet­eran player and Life Mem­ber Ran­dall Ma­lan­der came in at 3 and made 3, while Har­ris bat­ted very pa­tiently push­ing sin­gles into grass that al­lowed noth­ing more for a to­tal of 35no, sup­ported by Wall (2) Tay­lor (1) and the new­comer still demon­strat­ing his true worth in all ar­eas of the game Porter (9no). Mud­dies won with 7 overs to spare. The weather is hope­fully less likely to in­ter­vene this weekend with 3rd placed C grade Mud­dies Vs top of ta­ble Ma­reeba at Ma­reeba Sun­day af­ter­noon.

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