Bowlers stitch it for Mud­dies Un­der 14s

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas Mud­dies Un­der 14 team hosted the highly fan­cied Cairns North at the Croc pit over the last two weeks and got the points due to a fine bowl­ing ef­fort.

Cap­tain Luke won the toss and sent Norths in.

It proved a good de­ci­sion as all the boys bowled well and backed up in the field with six catches and a run out to see Norths 10/72 af­ter their first 32 overs.

Char­lie was the pick of the bowlers with three wick­ets for 9 runs and Abel pro­duced his best spell of the sea­son, mes­meris­ing the bats­men with one maiden over and fin­ish­ing with two wick­ets for 4 runs.

Ash­ton also bowled great in both in­nings and beat the bat of­ten.

Norths took to the field and tight bowl­ing put the Mud­dies un­der pres­sure through­out their in­nings.

Runs were hard to find and the boys did well to scram­ble to 10/110 af­ter their 32 overs.

Day 2 saw both teams fin­ish of the op­pos­ing tail and the Mud­dies earned first in­nings points by hav­ing Norths all out for 86 and get­ting their own to­tal to 125.

With the sec­ond in­nings re­duced to 21 overs both teams were af­ter a per­cent­age boost and Norths played well to fin­ish on 1/82 with the sole wicket a great ru­nout by Bren­nan off Abel’s bowl­ing.

Af­ter Char­lie, Scot­tie and Bren­nan bat­ted well to get the score past Norths’ to­tal Jake was given free rein to play his shots and found him­self at the bowlers end on 49 with only two balls left in the match.

Team player Daniel took on the field in a sui­ci­dal sin­gle to give Jake the strike for the last ball and he man­aged to get bat on ball for a well de­served 50 off only 32 balls and give the team a per­cent­age boost­ing 3/107.

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