Muddies Under 16s run away with T20
THE Astute Financial Muddies Under 16s 2017 campaign kicked off in round 6 which consisted of two T20 games to be played on the same day in Cairns. The first game saw the boys with an automatic win after Atherton forfeited due to a lack of interest. The second game saw the Muddies, 7/162, win convincingly against Mulgrave 6/94.
A second forfeiture looked likely when Mulgrave arrived with only eight players until the Muddies lotto draw saw Ryan Stanaway and Nick Rayner assisting Mulgrave to even up the numbers.
Muddies opening bowlers Ryan Doble, 1/21 and Reuben Allison, 1/4, kept things tight and gave the Mulgrave openers a hard time.
Connor and Curtis White were both economical taking 0/5 and 1/9 from their respective two overs. Tom Harvey opened with a wicket maiden and finished with the impressive figures of 1/4 from his two overs. Nathan Deuble, 0/8, bowled one over before electing to save his knee from further punishment.
Liam Clacherty steamed in picking up a vital wicket and finished with 1/25 from his three overs. Tex McDowall 0/9 was unlucky not to pick up a wicket from his one over. Vincent Killeen bowled three overs and finished with 1/9 after picking up the wicket of team mate and Mulgrave substitute Nick Rayner who made 9 from 9 balls. Ryan Stanaway, also substituting for Mulgrave, top scored for them with 22.
Muddies openers Liam and Reuben started steadily before Reuben was bowled in the fourth over making 7 from 15 balls faced. Liam showed the Mulgrave bowling attack no respect smashing two boundaries before being bowled on 17 from 18 balls.
Curtis looked in good touch with a nice boundary before being caught behind for 4 off the bowling of Nick Rayner who finished with 1/11 from three overs.
After taking two catches as wicket keeper, captain Daniel Davidson made a classy 33 from 24 balls including four 4’s and a 6. Ryan Doble started well smashing a 6 off the second ball.
Vincent started steadily facing eight dot balls before taking to the Mulgrave bowlers and retiring not out on 56 from 32 balls including six 4’s and three 6’s. Tom did not trouble the scorers, and Nathan blasted an unbeaten 28 from 14 balls including four 4’s and a six.
Tex made 1 from 4 before falling victim to the bowling of Ryan Stanaway which saw Connor as the other not out batsmen on 0 from four balls at the end of the Muddies 20 overs.
The boys have a bye next week before hosting Mareeba at home on January 28. Currently sitting fifth on the ladder, the boys will be looking for a strong win over Mareeba to boost their points total.
Daniel Davidson on his way to 33 from 24