U12s down to the against Atherton
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