Mud­dies B take prize

Con­sec­u­tive pre­mier­ships for shire’s top team

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

WHAT a year for the As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud Crabs!

Af­ter all the hard work through­out the sea­son the Mud­dies first grade side were re­warded with the CFN B Grade premier­ship last week­end, adding to last year’s tri­umph.

The first two-days of the match against Bar­ron River saw the Crabs take the hon­ours by 21 runs, largely thanks to Sammy “big show” Evans who smashed an im­pres­sive 91 and spin king Daniel Red­fern who took 5/34.

So for the fi­nal two-dayer last week­end the Mud­dies were men­tally charged.

With Bar­ron need­ing 121 for vic­tory and the Crabs need­ing 8 wick­ets Dar­ren “The Chief” Wall opened up, fin­ish­ing off his over from the week prior, and found in­stant suc­cess, pick­ing up his se­cond and third wick­ets with some per­fectly timed full tosses to have Bar­ron 4/68.

Ro­tat­ing one end while Red­fern took con­trol of the other, cap­tain Bobby de­cided to give the chief a spell and bring on Benny V.

Benny bowled with great con­trol and pace while Red­fern de­cided it was time, claim­ing two quick wick­ets to bring the Mud­dies right back in it.

Benny V, still ramp­ing it up, took a cou­ple him­self be­fore Adam “Bobby” Lu­cas thought he bet­ter get in­volved. Bobby came back on and bowled some ab­so­lute heat and claimed the im­por­tant wicket of Bar­ron’s G Rug­gles for 40 runs.

With Bar­ron 9/147 and the Mud­dies start­ing to get ex­cited, Red­fern de­cided enough was enough and af­ter a marathon 31 overs he spun one past the Bar­ron bats­man, smash­ing the off stump.

From there on the Crabs went into party mode – “tears, beers and cheers”.

Bowl­ing fig­ures for the day: A Lu­cas 13 overs 1/38, B Vikionko­rpi 18 overs 2/32, Dar­ren Wall 9 overs 3/20 and a com­pletely knack­ered Daniel Red­fern 31 overs 3/45.

Only good times ahead for the Mud­dies from here and all at the club would like to thank ev­ery­one for their sup­port over the past sea­son.

A spe­cial men­tion has to go to one of our many beloved spon­sors Dave’s Take­away for the weekly lunches pro­vided to the boys, As­tute Fi­nan­cial and The Court House Ho­tel for their on­go­ing sup­port, Keith Tay­lor for his hard work in pre­par­ing a pitch for us to play each week, and Benny V and the com­mit­tee for all the work over this sea­son.

Once again thank you all for sup­port­ing lo­cal sport and we will see you all in a few months when it all kicks off again.

Mud­dies B grade, pre­miers of 2016 af­ter beat­ing Bar­ron River in the grand fi­nal

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