B grade squash Toads
Muddies set for first outright win this weekend
WHAT a cracking day down at the Mudpit which saw 25 wickets fall for just 180 runs. With once again top spot up for grabs the Astute Financial Mud Crabs had fire in their eyes and hunger in their bellies.
Captain Adam Lucas was fired up and eager to toss the coin and get the game under way, but Bobby lost the toss and the Mulgrave Toads elected to bat on a wicket that The B Grade Muddies just need five wickets in the next part of their two-dayer with Toads for an outright win and a berth in top spot on the league table seemed to favour the batsman.
Captain Agro and Mr Sorensen opened the bowling for the Crabs and soon picked up the first then second wickets, having the Toads 2/3.
Some interesting batting followed before the 3rd wicket fell at 28, and with the Mulgrave batsmen somewhat scared the next 7 wickets fell for just 20 runs – the Toads squashed for just 48.
Best of the bowlers: A Lucas 2/23 of 7, baby face Benny V 2/6 of 3, Deep 2/3 of 1.4 and by far the best of the bowlers was Mr Sorensen who bowled his best so far this year, finishing with 4/13 off 8.
It was a good day for the quicks to try and catch the spinners’ union who at this stage are ahead.
With just 48 to chase Randal and Dan Harris set out to bat but it wasn’t long before Randal fell for just 4. King was the next in but unfortunately the in-form player fell for just 8, with the Muddies 2/17.
Baby face Benny came to the crease and with Harris staged 26-run stand before he fell for 5, with the score 3/43.
Dan Harris was the pick of the bats, again finding some form with a well-made 34, the Muddies were eventually rolled for 96, 48 runs ahead,
With 12 overs left in the day the Crabs set out on a mission. Captain Smiley was all over the Toads and finished the day with 3/9 off 5 overs. Deep and Mr Sorensen were the other wicket takers, claiming 1 each,
The Astute Financial Muddies will be looking to wrap up the last five wickets pretty quickly this Sunday and claim their first outright win of the year which should put them on top where they belong.
B grade Muddies skipper Adam Lucas draws a nick off the Toad’s batsman for caught behind.