Runs ga­lore as T20 fi­nals loom

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE makeup of the Mud­dies T20 Big Bash fi­nals is to be fi­nalised this week­end with two big games of cricket to be bat­tled out.

On Fri­day night the bat­tle of the base­ment took place with 5th place Sher­a­tons GM’s 11 tak­ing on the Reef Raiders. The Raiders bat­ted first on a great bat­ting deck and turned in an amaz­ing team ef­fort to put on a mas­sive score of 213 runs.

Pis­tol Pete (23), Chicka (26), Adrian (22) and Jack (21no) sup­ported big hit­ting Adam (44) to reach the sea­son high to­tal and put the pres­sure right on the Sher­a­ton lads, none of whom had bowl­ing fig­ures to write home about.

The Raiders strut­ted out con­fi­dently and were ready to put the Sher­a­ton team straight into the wooden spoon game. Ian (36no) and Suyash (46no) were not pre­pared to be hum­bled though and bat­ted with great skill.

Un­for­tu­nately their ef­forts were not enough, the GM team fall­ing 90 runs short in their chase.

Pete backed up his great bat­ting with a sen­sa­tional 2 for 2 off 2 overs.

In the Satur­day night game, the B Team Blasters took on the Port Roy­als to push through to the next round. The Roy­als won the toss and elected to bat.

It was slow go­ing ini­tially with only 19 runs scored af­ter the first 5 overs.

With plenty of wick­ets in the shed, Tony (15) and Dave (27) com­bined well to push the score along, Luke (31) helped push the Roy­als to­tal to a de­fend­able 102.

Doug took a handy 2 for 11 and Randal turn­ing the game, with 2 for 14.

The Blasters had a slow start as well, limp­ing to 36 af­ter half of the overs were gone.

Randal (18), Matt A (14) and Nathan (13) tried to up the run rate, but it was too lit­tle too late, the Blasters fall­ing 8 runs short.

Pitty was the best of the Roy­als bowlers, tak­ing 2 for 14.

The penul­ti­mate round of the com­pe­ti­tion sees the mi­nor pre­miers Four Mile Fal­cons look­ing to se­cure a grand fi­nal berth, tak­ing on the Blasters at 3pm on Satur­day.

The Port Roy­als will be look­ing to knock the Raiders out of the comp to make the fi­nal at 6:30pm.

Both games prom­ise to be really ac­tion packed so why not get on down to the Mud Pit for a great night’s en­ter­tain­ment.

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