Late re­cov­ery crushes Toads

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Mud­dies B Grade trav­elled to Cairns to take on the Mul­grave Toads in the fi­nal reg­u­lar one-day game of the sea­son be­fore this Sun­day’s de­cider.

Things didn’t start too well af­ter cap­tain Luca elected to bat, with Har­ris’s early de­par­ture leav­ing King and Benny Shrimp­ton at the crease.

The two set off to get the Mud­dies back on track be­fore King (21) was trapped LBW.

Benny (27) was the next to go, and from there the Mud­dies lost their last seven wick­ets for just 30 runs, fin­ish­ing with a sub-par team to­tal of just 99.

Luca and Benny opened the bowl­ing and it wasn’t long be­fore Luca pro­duced a gem to re­move the Toads open­ing bats­man.

Har­ris and Red­fern were brought into the at­tack and the two worked on steady­ing the ship.

Be­tween them the pair pro­duced four much-needed wick­ets, be­fore Benny V and Luca came back on and de­stroyed the Toads middle and lower or­der.

The Toads lost their last nine wick­ets for just 19, leav­ing the Mud­dies with an ex­cel­lent win on an ex­tremely hot day.

THE Mud­dies C Grade team hosted an un­der­manned Mis­sion Beach team at Grif­fith Park last week­end.

The vis­i­tors started well with left-handed opener Miller pounc­ing on any­thing short in his knock of 32 from 28 balls.

The skip­per’s son, Ryan, bowled with great ma­tu­rity, ex­tract­ing an un­even bounce out of the pitch and pick­ing up the num­ber two and three bats­men. He took a solid 2 for 20 off six overs.

Keel Soren­son had Miller caught by Dar­ling­ton and the re­main­ing Mud­dies bowlers made light work of the long tail.

Barnes (3/7) ended his wicket-tak­ing drought while Glenn McDon­ald (1/10) took his first wicket for the Mud­dies.

The Mis­sion Beach team was all out for 97 off 26 overs.

The Port Dou­glas bats­men strode out full of con­fi­dence, think­ing they could knock off the small to­tal in a hurry.

But the speed wob­bles struck early, with Dar­ling­ton and Tay­lor out af­ter just two overs.

Af­ter a scratchy start Gary “Buck­ets” Postans made a neat 30, seal­ing vic­tory with Cap- tain Doble adding a use­ful 15. Walz was an­other stand­out bats­man, scor­ing a classy 35.

The team has a week off be­fore hope­fully win­ning the re­main­ing three games to take out the two-day fi­nal.

THE Un­der 16 Mud­dies clashed with Bar­ron River in a steamy one-dayer last Satur­day, with the Mud­dies look­ing for their third win of the sea­son.

Cap­tain Keel Sorensen lost the toss and the Mud­dies were sent in to bat.

Ryan Doble and Levi Trewick (36) set­tled in with a good part­ner­ship of 19 un­til Ryan was caught for eight.

The Mud­dies were even­tu­ally bowled out for the low but de­fend­able to­tal of 90.

Ryan and Liam opened the bowl­ing and Liam soon claimed the first wicket.

Finn dis­missed the se­cond opener with help from wick­et­keeper Daniel, who com­pleted a fine stump­ing. Levi then chipped in with a wicket, com­bin­ing with skip­per Keel who claimed a great catch.

The other wicket-tak­ers were Keel (3/2), Tex (3/11), Reuben (1/17) and Tom (1/16).

Nathan also showed his field­ing abil­ity with a neat catch in slips.

The Mud­dies man­aged to dis­miss the Bar­ron bats­men in 27 overs, but not be­fore the op­po­si­tion reached a win­ning score of 119.

Mud­dies bowler Fraser Allen fires down a de­liv­ery at train­ing.

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