Take on the lot

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

lack of match prac­tice was again ev­i­dent when Wonga Beach took their turn to bowl. Some way­ward bowl­ing was belted out of the park but so were some of the good de­liv­er­ies.

A wild head high full toss from Ja­cob Spicer added some ex­cite­ment when it hit the bats­man in the head and went for runs.

The match was lost 86 to 189.

The next match against St Pa­tricks from Bund­aberg was a much bet­ter match up and the boys bowled and fielded well to re­strict St Pats to 156.

We opened up the bat­ting with two wick­ets off the first two balls be­fore Ryan Gwynne hit the hat trick ball for 12. From then on a suc­ces­sion of bound­aries fol­lowed and the match looked to be well in hand.

David Neller and Daniel Twomey belted a se­ries of straight sixes which are worth 12 runs each to put Wonga Beach on a com­fort­able po­si­tion.

The clos­ing over was bowled bril­liantly by the St Pat’s team and a suc­ces­sion of wick­ets put the game in doubt. Fi­nal Scores were 156 to 183 to Wonga Beach.

Game three was against Happy Val­ley State School from Mt Isa.

This was the easi­est win of the round robin sec­tion an left Wonga Beach with a 2-1 win loss record.

The happy Val­ley team pre­sented Liam Be­van with an en­graved biro for his sports­man­ship.

The fi­nals saw all the teams play­ing for over­all po­si­tion and Wonga Beach met Sun­shine Coast Gram­mar in a play­off for third and fourth po­si­tion.

Sun­shine Coast team put on an im­pres­sive bat­ting and bowl­ing dis­play to beat Wonga Beach by 100 runs.

The boys put in an ex­cel­lent ef­fort through­out the tour­na­ment and to come away ranked fourth in the state was out­stand­ing con­sid­er­ing our very small player base of only 45 stu­dents to choose from com­pared to the other schools with much larger en­rol­ments.

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