B grade squash Toads

Mud­dies set for first out­right win this week­end

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

Pic­ture: SHANE NICHOLS

B grade Mud­dies skip­per Adam Lu­cas draws a nick off the Toad’s bats­man for caught be­hind.

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