Mud­dies out play Ather­ton

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

DAY Two of the As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies Un­der 16 clash with Ather­ton saw the Mud­dies con­tinue their stel­lar form of the pre­vi­ous week.

First in­nings points went to the home team, with Ather­ton all out for 171 de­feated by the As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies 7/230.

Long term arch-ri­vals Ather­ton re­sumed the match on 7/111 and the Mud­dies were keen for quick wick­ets.

The Ather­ton tail had other ideas how­ever, hang­ing on for an­other 23 overs. Open­ing bowlers Ryan Doble and Reuben Al­li­son toiled hard and col­lected fig­ures of 1/32 and 0/10 re­spec­tively.

Cur­tis White and Liam Clacherty also added to their day 1 fig­ures to fin­ish with 0/12 and 0/17.

Nathan Deu­ble was un­lucky not to add to his day 1 wicket tally but fin­ished with an im­pres­sive 2/14 from seven overs.

Vin­cent Killeen and Tom Har­vey also found Day Two hard work fin­ish­ing with 3/28 and 0/26 re­spec­tively.

Nick Rayner was the ex­cep­tion to the rule on day two with a blis­ter­ing spell of 3/4 which saw him fin­ish with the out­stand­ing fig­ures of 4/9 from eight overs. Tom Walker was the other suc­cess­ful Day Two bowler tak­ing 1/14 from his three overs.

With out­right points seem­ingly off the ta­ble, the Mud­dies needed just 48 runs for a first in­nings vic­tory.

Re­sum­ing where they left off, the day 1 not out part­ner­ship of Cur­tis White and Vin­cent Killeen made a steady start.

Cur­tis was un­lucky to fall vic­tim to a du­bi­ous bowl­ing ac­tion, bowled for 11 from 50 balls faced.

The loss of Cur­tis’s wicket bought vice cap­tain Ryan Doble to the crease where he formed a 35-run part­ner­ship with Vin­cent be­fore be­ing caught be­hind for 21 from 42 balls.

When Vin­cent fell for 43 from 91, and Tex McDowall fell with­out trou­bling the scor­ers, it was left up to Nick Rayner and Tom Har­vey to hit the win­ning runs.

With Nick play­ing the at­tack­ing role, Tom Har­vey was solid in sup­port to fin­ish not out on 10 from 27.

Nick’s ag­gres­sive in­nings saw him blast his way to an un­beaten 49 from 50 to seal the Mud­dies first in­nings win.

Next week will see the As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies Un­der 16s take on lad­der lead­ers Norths in their first one day match of the sea­son.

Be­ing the last match be­fore the Christmas break it’s the ideal chance to get down to the Mud­pit and sup­port the fu­ture stars of the club.

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