Muddies B down Kings in two-dayer
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.
Adam “Bobby” Lucas bowled with fire and gave the Kings a headache