Mud­dies C pre­miers once again

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -


Keel obliv­i­ous to this sim­ply bowled his own game no dif­fer­ent to his team­mates play­ing “their brand of cricket, the Mud­dies way” and BANG sec­ond de­liv­ery the mouthing bunny was caught be­hind. Rovers still had Forsyth 17no off 69 de­liv­er­ies but when Keel had him caught and bowled Rovers were reel­ing worse than the Mud­dies had fared, 6/38.

Big hit­ting Barry Lea had been a bunny for Keel dur­ing the sea­son but he took Gil­mour over the bound­ary for 1 six fol­lowed by Keel for 2 as Rovers quickly dou­bled their score in just 8 overs, now 6/77.

Barnes put an end to it, Gil­mour catch­ing Lea for 27 then the other threat­en­ing bats­men #7 Koch caught be­hind off Gil­mour (his 5th wicket). 8/107 again looked at­trac­tive to the Mud­dies but their plight was far from over as some great all round bowl­ing failed to pro­duce much and the only two chances went to grass!

Patane com­bined with a ju­nior player and 8/110 be­came 120, 130, 140. At drinks, de­spite many a bowl­ing change and sig­nif­i­cantly more field ad­just­ments Golden Arm Keith Tay­lor (pic­tured) in his 101st game was ap­proached by the skip to bowl and Walz brought back to re­place Barnes.

Keith’s first over went for 6, Walz 1, then Tay­lor with all the gusto of a cy­clone ap­pealed for an LBW land­ing on the bats­man’s boot – GONE!

Rovers, need­ing 22 to win, had 1 wicket in hand but their prior 3 wick­ets had pro­duced some 111 runs! Nerves were frayed. The last 9 overs trick­led just 12 runs, and Mud­dies had only 9 runs left to de­fend and a Premier­ship wait­ing to be snatched.

Walz was de­fended first ball of his last over prior to an over­flighted de­liv­ery meet­ing the blow of the bat straight back to Matt Scheisser at short­ish mid on to com­plete the win­ning wicket! Mud­dies C Grade back-to-back pre­miers – THEY LOVE CRICKET! GO B GRADE!

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