Un­der 14 Muddies pipped at post

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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