Mud­dies C’s de­but win

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies C team got off to a solid start to the 2016/17 sea­son with a com­fort­able win over Unit­eds.

Af­ter re­strict­ing the hosts to 121 and com­pil­ing 18 runs the pre­vi­ous week, the Mud­dies had a deficit of 103 runs to chase and all 10 wick­ets in hand. Vet­eran Keith Tay­lor and rookie Nick Rayner con­tin­ued on a lively Grif­fiths 2 pitch, de­vel­op­ing a solid un­der­stand­ing on their way to get­ting the score to 57 be­fore Rayner was dis­missed, caught in two minds, caught out for a solid 21.

New-comer Alex Jenk­ins came out for his first knock for the Mud­dies and looked scratchy from the be­gin­ning af­ter an ex­tended pe­riod out of the game.

He com­piled a typ­i­cally C Grade stan­dard 53 be­fore be­ing caught of a top edge, seem­ingly ce­ment­ing his spot in the team.

Jenk­ins and Tay­lor (47) reached the to­tal in the 48th over, se­cur­ing first in­nings points for the Mud­dies. Both bats­men fell at 147 and wick­ets con­tin­ued to fall reg­u­larly.

Ryan Doble, the only other bats­man, to reach dou­ble fig­ures, a wor­ry­ing sign for the skip­per. Over­all the win was a great way to rack up some points and clean out the cob­webs, ready for a two-day game against Norths at the Mud Pit start­ing next week­end.

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