Mud­dies B open the year with Toads win

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE B Grade Dou­glas Mud­dies won their first game of 2017 fin­ish­ing a two-dayer against Mul­grave Toads at Fuller Park Ed­mon­ton.

Day one: Cap­tain Coura­geous won the toss and on a wet and spicy pitch elected to bowl with open­ers Kaiden (Skippy) Sorensen and Michael (Schulzy) Schulz.

Kaiden picked up the first wick­etwith the first ball of the game, fol­lowed by his sec­ond wicket with a great catch from Sam (Big show) Evans, show­ing off how good he can dab.

The open­ing bowlers fin­ished their spell ty­ing down Mul­grave on 3/16. First change bowler­sHay­den (Hay­dos ) D’Ad­dona and Keel (1000 grams) Sorensen con­tin­ued to put pres­sure on the toads’ bats­men as they con­tin­ued to fall like flies.

With some great field­ing by the Mud­dies, Mul­grave were all out for 55. Wicket tak­ers for Mud­dies were Kaiden 4/10; Keel 3/27; Hay­den 2/7.

It was time for the Mud­dies to show their bat­ting ex­per­tise with open­ers Ethan (cap­tain) McCul­lough and Jared Ste­wart who did a good job see­ing out the new ball and op­po­si­tion open­ing bowlers be­fore both bats­men fell be­fore they could reach dou­ble fig­ures.

But it was Travis Gooch and Hay­dos who suc­ceeded in show­ing the south­ern op­po­si­tion what they could do.

With both bats­men find­ing the gaps, putting runs on the board with a great part­ner­ship of 95 be­fore Travis lost his wicket on 51 with this be­ing his first 50 for the mud­dies. With the day fin­ish­ing, the Mud­dies were on 3/116.

Day two: The Mud­dies re­turned to Fuller Park to fin­ish what they started, with Hay­den D’Ad­dona not out on 42 and hav­ing Si­mon (Cus­tard arm) Cody com­ing to the crease both bats­men found easy runs and started to put pres­sure on the bowlers be­fore Si­mon was caught for 13. Gary Postans soon fol­lowed out for 8 and Hay­den top scored on 54.

But it was Bigshow (18no) and Skippy who fin­ished off the in­ning with Mud­dies declar­ing 6/169.

Mud­dies put Mul­grave back into bat hop­ing for an out­right, but the weather was not on the Mud­dies side.

Open­ers Michael and Kaiden who from ball one put pres­sure on the Mul­grave bats­men took a wicket each in their sec­ond overs and Schulzy tak­ing a fur­ther two with catches from Cody and McCul­lough.

Schulz re­sulted with 3/7 off 5 and Kaiden 1/18 off 5. Hay­dos 1/3 off 3 and Keelo con­tin­ued bowl­ing but rain washed out the day sav­ing Mul­grave 5/38 from the on­slaught.

Next week B grade Mud­dies go up against Rovers at home in a one-dayer.

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