Mud­dies on a Mis­sion

C Grade merry with a win to con­sol­i­date plac­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE lo­cal As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies C Grade started their “rest of sea­son” away games by trav­el­ling to Cairns last Sun­day to take on Mis­sion Beach in a 30 over a side one day match.

Skip­per Steve Doble lost the toss and after the de­lib­er­a­tion of Mis­sion hav­ing in­suf­fi­cient play­ers to take the field, Mud­dies were sent to bowl.

Mis­sion seemed to for­get it was a one day match, block­ing their way to 3/22 at the mid way 15 over point.

Young Ryan Doble bowled with heat and Liam Clacherty kept it tight at the other end to start the in­nings but it was Dan Red­fern who tore the op­po­si­tion apart with 6 overs 4/8 in­clud­ing two “bowled” and a sharp stump­ing by Alex Jenk­ins.

Ritesh Ku­mar also man­aged 2 wick­ets partly due to some wise field place­ments more so than the guile of his bowl­ing, Ryan tak­ing two sharp chances above head height.

Mis­sion set a measly score of 39 runs and with Nathan Due­ble step­ping up for his first se­nior game, paired with Damian Dar­ling­ton, the Mud­dies com­menced the short chase – even shorter when Nath un­luck­ily man­aged a bot­tom edge to the keeper with­out trou­bling the scor­ers.

Dar­ling­ton’s tim­ing still eluded him but he man­aged more than half the runs him­self and the Mud­dies passed the to­tal set in the 10th over to win.

Merry Christ­mas to all while the As­tute Fi­nan­cial Mud­dies break to re­turn Jan­uary 15 and build on their sec­ond place po­si­tion ahead of the two day fi­nals in March.


Ryan Doble and Nathan Deu­ble for the C grade Mud­dies

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