Under 14 Muddies pipped at post
DAY 2 of the clash between the Astute Financial Muddies U14s and Cairns United kicked off with United’s 2nd innings starting at 8am at The Mudpit.
The even competition saw United come away victorious by just 16 runs with the final totals Muddies 186 to United 202.
Nick Rayner opened the bowling for the Muddies and continued his form from last week taking 0 for 2 from four overs including three maidens. This gave him the economical figures of 1 for 4 from eight overs for the match. Charlie Dowling’s pace was again consistent returning figures of 1 for 9 from four overs.
First change bowler Connor White came away with 0 for 6 from his two overs while Ryan Stanaway was unlucky not to take a wicket taking 0 for 14 from his 3 overs.
The leg spinning pair of Vincent Killeen and Scott Cooper returned mixed results of 1 for 11 and 2 for 29 respectively from their four overs each.
Tom Walker took an economical 1 for 5 from his two overs and also contributed with the gloves having the United captain stumped.
The safe hands of Jake Read claimed two catches while he took 1 for 15 from three overs with the ball.
Travis Assman took 0 for 10 from his two overs while Brennen Jones and Ashton Davenport both took 0 for 12 from their two overs.
Opening batsman Nick was joined at the crease by Travis who fell to United’s opening bowler.
Vincent then came to the crease and made 7 before being bowled by one that kept low off the pitch.
When Nick, 11 from 14 balls and Jake, 0 from 4 both fell without the score advancing further things were looking ominous for the Muddies.
A strong 5th wicket partnership of 55 runs between Charlie and Ryan slowed the fall of wickets.
Ryan continued where he left off last week making a polished 32 from 34 before being run out, and Charlie put together a valuable 21 from 35 with his team mates commenting it was the best they’d seen him bat over the past couple of years.
Scott was unlucky to be dismissed for 1 as were Tom and Brennen, both falling for 0.
As the United total edged closer the run rate required was rising fast.
The two remaining batsmen both batted well but when Ashton eventually fell for 9 and Connor remained on 4 not out the Muddies were still 16 runs shy of the United total.
The boys have an early start this week with a two-day match kicking off in Innisfail at 8am.
Congratulations go to Muddies juniors who have been selected in the CFN representative teams to compete at the Queensland state titles in December: Luke Twomey U13s, Vincent Killeen U14s, and Daniel Davidson U15s.
Congratulations go to Muddies juniors selected in the CFN teams to compete at the state titles in December: Luke Twomey U13s, Vincent Killeen U14s, and Daniel Davidson U15s.