Match evenly poised

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THE As­tute Financial Mud­dies U14s hosted Cairns United on Satur­day morn­ing with the first day of the two day match played in fine con­di­tions.

First in­nings points went to the Mud­dies and with a full in­nings each left in the match the game is evenly poised with United mak­ing 72 and Mud­dies sit­ting on 84.

Mud­dies Cap­tain Vin­cent Killeen won the toss and sent United in to bat.

The pace of open­ing bowler Char­lie Dowl­ing was way too hot for the United open­ers to han­dle with one opener fall­ing for a duck in the first over.

The other United opener also failed to score, run out thanks to a spec­tac­u­lar di­rect hit by Ryan Stan­away from the out­field.

With the score at 2 for 0 from two overs the boys were look­ing con­fi­dent.

Char­lie then sent United’s first drop bats­man back to the shed in his next over and fin­ished with the im­pres­sive fig­ures of 2 for 3 from three overs which in­cluded two maid­ens. Nick Rayner pro­duced one the tight­est bowl­ing spells of his crick­et­ing ca­reer to fin­ish with 1 for 2 from four overs.

Con­nor White bowled three tight overs to fin­ish with 1 for 8. Vin­cent Killeen and Jake Read were both eco­nom­i­cal fin­ish­ing with 0 for 6 and 1 for 8 re­spec­tively.

Bren­nan Jones took a great catch off the bowl­ing of Ryan Stan­away who fin­ished with the fig­ures of 1 for 5 from his two overs.

Ash­ton Daven­port built the pres­sure tak­ing 0 for 3 from his overs while Scott Cooper was again im­pres­sive tak­ing 2 for 9 from his three overs. Bren­nan Jones bowled well to come away with 1 for 6 while Tom Walker 0 for 4 and Travis Ass­man 0 for 11 also bowled well.

The boy’s im­prove­ment in the field this week was easy to see and the fact they had United all out for 72 re­flected this.

Ex­pe­ri­enced open­ing bats­man Nick was joined at the crease by Scott.

The pair started steadily be­fore Scott was bowled for 5 runs in the sixth over. Nick fell vic­tim to a freak­ish piece of field place­ment for 6 runs four overs later.

Tom and Jake ‘the master blaster’ Read com­bined for a good part­ner­ship be­fore Tom fell for 3 from 21 balls. Con­nor was un­lucky to be stumped on 2 and Bren­nan fell vic­tim to the United leg spin­ner who turned a ball from a foot out­side leg stump to have him bowled.

Jake con­tin­ued to as­sault the United bowlers smash­ing three bound­aries on his way to 18 be­fore be­ing bowled.

With Vin­cent and Ryan at the crease the good na­tured ver­bal on­slaught from the United boys was quickly si­lenced with Ryan mak­ing a quick fire 16 from 13 which in­cluded a six and two four’s.

Char­lie was un­lucky to be bowled for 1 and like­wise Travis for 0.

Af­ter play­ing such an im­pres­sive in­nings last week Ash­ton took a wild swing at former team mate Jack Carr and was bowled for two.

Vin­cent re­mained un­beaten on 17 in­clud­ing two bound­aries to bring the first in­nings to­tal to 84.

The sec­ond in­nings kicks off at 8am Satur­day morn­ing where the boys will be look­ing to cap­i­talise on their good form and bring home their first win of the sea­son.


Un­der 14s Mud­dies in ac­tion

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