Mud­dies not wal­low­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Un­der-16 Dou­glas Mud­dies played Ma­reeba at the Mud­pit for a 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 into bat.

Daniel David­son and Cur­tis White got off to a great start be­fore the Mud­dies lost their first wicket in the fifth over, with Cur­tis bowled for three.

Ryan Doble joined Daniel at the crease and the pair made a good part­ner­ship be­fore Ryan was caught for 15.

Levi Trewick was next in, but it wasn’t long be­fore the Mud­dies lost their next wicket, with Daniel bowled for 25.

Keel Sorensen was next to bat and he and Levi were look­ing good, be­fore Keel was LBW for eight.

Nathan Deu­ble was next and he and Levi were look­ing good with both bats­men mak­ing quick runs be­fore Levi was out for 25.

With three overs left, Tex McDowall was next with both bats­men try­ing to up the run rate be­fore Nathan was out for seven.

Liam Clacherty chipped in with eight runs, and the Mud­dies fin­ished their 32 overs with a com­pet­i­tive score of 7/122.

It was time for the Mud­dies to take the ball, and open­ing bowlers Ryan and Liam bowled well but with­out luck.

Reuben Al­li­son was the next bowler but also was un­lucky to not take a wicket.

Cap­tain Keel even­tu­ally got the break­through, fin­ish­ing his spell with two handy wick­ets to his name.

The Mud­dies kept at it with Levi (1/9), Liam (1/17), Tom Har­vey (1/22), Tex (2/18), Daniel (1/30) and Nathan (1/11) all bowl­ing well for their side.

The Mud­dies man­aged to dis­miss 10 Ma­reeba bats­men, but the op­po­si­tion proved too strong, fin­ish­ing with a win­ning to­tal of 225.

Mean­while, the Se­cond Grade Mud­dies will look to put the dis­ap­point­ment of a grand fi­nal loss be­hind them when they take the field against Norths this week­end.

The Mud­dies were hot favourites lead­ing into their one­day fi­nal against Mul­grave Pun­jabi last Sun­day.

The vis­it­ing Mul­grave side bat­ted first, com­pil­ing a com­pet­i­tive 170 from 35 overs.

But, de­spite a handy knock from teenage opener Ben Shrimp­ton, the Mud­dies could only man­age 143 in re­ply.

“We lost a cou­ple of wick­ets early and we strug­gled to turn the strike over,” Mud­dies player Ben Vikionko­rpi said.

He said the Mud­dies, who are guar­an­teed a home semi­fi­nal in the two-day for­mat, were con­fi­dent of bounc­ing back when they take on Norths away this round.

Dou­glas Net­ball has al­ready at­tracted 15 se­nior sides for the new sea­son, and there’s still time for more to en­ter.

Dou­glas Mud­dies player Ryan Doble has en­joyed a strong sea­son.

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