Mud­dies B down Kings in two-dayer

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

DAY 1 was an­other hot and windy day at the Mud­pit saw the As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies try to get some re­venge from the start of the year’s loss with a win against the all In­dian Rovers Kings out­fit in a cru­cial two-day match.

The Mud­dies won the toss and chose to bowl.

Pis­tol came out fir­ing, swing­ing the new ball around and strik­ing with im­me­di­ate ef­fect pick­ing up wick­ets in each of his first 3 overs.

Up the other end Bobby was bowl­ing with fire, work­ing the bats­men over and putting fear into the top or­der, pick­ing up a wicket in his 2nd over and bowl­ing in great part­ner­ship as Bobby set them up pis­tol knocked them down.

With score 5/50 the bowl­ing change was made and saw the Soren­son broth­ers Kaiden and Keel come on with no let up for the Kings bats­men.

Younger brother Keel bowl­ing amaz­ingly, pick­ing up 2 wick­ets in his first 3 overs for 0 runs and fin­ish­ing the day with 4 wick­ets. His brother Kaiden was also im­pres­sive, pick­ing up 1/5 off his 5 overs.

The Mud­dies bowled out the Kings for 69.

This week saw the usual pair­ing of Ben and Ran­dal again af­ter Ben’s U21 rep du­ties. The open­ers looked to start off in a pos­i­tive man­ner un­til Ben played an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic shot and was out in the first over for a duck.

Out strode Jared and as quick as he walked to the crease he was walk­ing back to the pav­il­ion for an­other duck and when Ethan was out for 6 the Mud­dies were in trou­ble.

Ran­dal, stand­ing at the other end watch­ing the car­nage and with the score at 3/14, had some wise words to the new bats­man Si­mon to be pa­tient and build an in­nings and that’s ex­actly what the two ex­pe­ri­enced Mud­dies did.

Ran­dal, with one of the most solid de­fen­sive tech­niques, toyed with the bowlers, at times dab­bing through point and pulling any­thing on the leg side, while Si­mon built his in­nings, hit­ting glo­ri­ous cover drives.

The part­ner­ship moved nicely along to 77 when Ran­dal was judged lbw.

Soon af­ter, Cody was caught yet again in the 40s. Travis came to the crease and con­tin­ued his in­con­sis­tent form, out for 1.

Gooch’s cheap dis­missal brought a cou­ple of Mud­dies stal­warts to the crease in Evans and Lu­cas, what­ever was said or not by the Kings field­ers seemed to back fire as the Big Show launched into the bowl­ing at­tack, hit­ting some mas­sive sixes.

The pair put on a quick fire 47 runs un­til Evans was run out in com­i­cal cir­cum­stances.

Pis­tol joined in the fun smash­ing bound­aries and sixes scor­ing a fast 27 runs while Kaiden proved it wasn’t a fluke last game by hit­ting an­other 6 and re­main­ing not out on 19 at the end. Day 1 fin­ished with the Kings 1st in­nings 10/69 (Keel 4/14, Pete 3/25, Kaiden 1/5, Lu­cas 1/24) Mud­dies 9/197 dec (Cody 43, Evans 31, Smith 30)

Day 2 brought cooler con­di­tions for the Mud­dies in the field. The Kings needed to make 128 just to make Dou­glas bat again.

Bobby and Pis­tol opened up again and like last week on day 1 Pis­tol struck with his first over. Bobby didn’t have to wait too long be­fore he picked up 3 wick­ets in 3 overs and sent one bats­man to hos­pi­tal need­ing sev­eral stitches. Keel ‘#1’ Soren­son came on and bam­boo­zled the bats­men, pick­ing up an­other 3 wick­ets, tak­ing his tally for the year to 21 to be 2nd for the Mud­dies be­hind Lu­cas on 23.

Brother Kaiden chipped in for a wicket at the end as the Kings were bowled out for 75.

It was an early fin­ish for the Mud­dies who walked away win­ners by a mas­sive in­nings and 53 runs. This was wel­comed with a few cel­e­bra­tory froths at Hem­ing­way’s fol­lowed by a feed from Dave’s Take­away. Kings 75 (Keel3/13, Lu­cas 3/16, Pete 2/14, Kaiden 1/24).

Head down to the Mud­pit on Satur­day night for the fi­nal of the so­cial 20/20 bash be­tween the red hot un­de­feated favourites the Four Mile Fal­cons tak­ing on the reign­ing and de­fend­ing pre­miers The B Team. Bar and food avail­able at mem­bers prices and free en­try for the rest of the sea­son to all Mud­dies’ home games.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

Adam “Bobby” Lu­cas bowled with fire and gave the Kings a headache

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