Muddies B gearing up for Toads clash
WITH the game up for grabs after the Astute Financial Muddies B team were rolled for 91 and having Barron overnight 3/34, the Muddies got off to a great start.
With both captain Potato Gem and Benny V opening the bowling on day 2, it wasn’t long before the Muddies picked up their first then the second third, fourth, fifth and so on, both Benny and Luco were bowling above themselves trying to get the victory for the Muddies and at one stage both were on hat-tricks, With the score locked at 9/89 it was still anyone’s game and in the end it was Barron who came out with first innings points.
Best of the bowlers was Adam Lucas 4/41 of 18, Ben Vikionkorpi 3/14 of 12 with Deep 1/21 and D Redfern 1/7.
With the skipper deciding to chase some quick runs the Muddies set out doing so with Randal and Benny V opening the batting and putting on a 78-run partnership before Ben fell for 39.
Randal continued on his way with beautiful shot selection and was finding gaps all over the place until he popped one up back to the bowler and was dismissed for 47. His innings included 7 boundaries.
Eventually the Muddies declared 2/118, with the in-form Nathan King 20 n/o and Dan Harris 5 n/o.
With a lead of 102 Deep and Kayden opened the bowling. with with some tight lines and were rewarded with two wickets each, Deep bowling 7 overs picking up 2/22 and Kayden 5 overs 2/15.
Dan (“I’m not bowling again”) Harris was replaced pretty quickly by the better Dan Dan Redfern who finished the day with 2/6 of 2 and the wrongun’ working a treat,
At the end of the day Barron were 6/62.
With the next month at home the Astute Financial Muddies will be looking for victory, first against the Mulgrave Toads this Sunday on what will be another top of the table clash.