U12s down to the against Ather­ton

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas Mud­dies Un­der 12s hosted Ather­ton at Port Dou­glas State School where a fast out­field pro­vided by the grounds­man of­fered the bats­men value for their shots.

Mud­dies bat­ted first and strug­gled to score against ac­cu­rate open­ing bowl­ing.

Lockie rode his luck be­ing dropped twice be­fore re­tir­ing for 7. Fred­die took the at­tack to the bowlers, top scor­ing with 21 from only 12 balls be­fore be­ing run out.

He later made up for it in the field, find­ing Colt short of his ground with a di­rect hit on the stumps from the bound­ary.

Daniel N con­tin­ued his form, scor­ing 15 from 17 balls.

The Ather­ton play­ers found it very hot on the coast, help­ing Dou­glas on the score sheet with 50 sun­dries.

With Ather­ton bat­ting the Mud­dies found it hard to get the break­through be­fore Fred­dies runout on the stoke of drinks. Good field set­ting by Cap­tain Ryan kept the boys in the game and the Cap­tain led by ex­am­ple with the ball, bowl­ing 3 overs with 1 maiden, tak­ing 1 for 10.

Darcy also took 1 for 10 from 3 overs with a fine caught and bowled and Abel bowled well with­out luck hav­ing three dropped catches in his 0 for 12 from three overs. The match came down to the fi­nal over, with a runout mak­ing it even closer be­fore a lucky bound­ary gave Ather­ton the win 132 to 129.

Both teams played the game in fine spirit and look like con­tin­u­ing their friendly ri­valry from last year.

The Mud­dies could use a cou­ple of more play­ers and for those in­ter­ested train­ing is at Port Pri­mary, Wed­nes­day at 3.30 pm.

The match came down to the fi­nal over, with a runout mak­ing it even closer

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