Muddies take points vs Barron
UNABLE to secure an outright win, the Under 16 Muddies took 1st innings points to see them slot into 5th place on the two day ladder. Final scores were Muddies 119 and 7/99 (dec) to Barron 43 and 4/153.
With the Muddies resuming at 2/20, captain Daniel Davidson needed his boys to accumulate a total where he could safely declare, but leave enough overs remaining to bowl out Barron.
Nathan Deuble and Nick Raynor picked up where they left off last week before both being caught for 9 from 29 and 9 from 43 respectively.
Ryan Doble continued his form from the previous week, blasting four boundaries before being caught behind on 28 from 30 balls.
Tom Walken chimed in with a valuable 10 from 22 but Reuben Allison was unlucky to fall first ball without scoring. When the declaration came the not out batsmen were Vincent Killeen on 9 from 16 and Liam Clacherty who belted 8 from 7 balls.
Vice-captain Ryan Doble again opened the bowling and finished with 0 for 18 from his five overs.
The first wicket fell in the seventh over when Liam Clacherty clean bowled one of the Barron openers.
Liam continued his good form with the ball to finish with 1 for 10 from his five overs. Vincent Killeen took care of the other Barron opener, also bowled, to finish with 1 for 20 from his five overs.
The Barron captain, and wicket-keeper, then dug in and put together a strong partnership before the captain slashed at a ball that darted off the seam and found the edge.
Keeper-captain Daniel Davidson completed a diving catch to give Nick Rayner the wicket on the last ball before drinks, which saw Nick finish with 1 for 8 from his five overs.
When Nathan Deuble picked up the wicket of the Barron keeper the outright win looked in site for the Muddies, however another solid partnership from the Barron batsmen saw out the remainder of the match with the Muddies taking first innings points only with no outright points awarded.
The Astute Financial Muddies Under 16s are on the road next week playing Rovers at Endeavour Park in a two-day match which will be a real test based on Rovers’ current form.