Mud­dies Un­der 12s beat Ather­ton in thrilling fin­ish

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

PLAY­ING their first home game on the first turf pitch pro­duced at The Mud Pit this sea­son, the The NQ Homes Mud­dies Un­der 12s came away vic­tors de­feat­ing Ather­ton 1 by 12 runs.

The Mud­dies lost one of their val­ued mem­bers af­ter a bat­tle with ill­ness this past week, so the boys all wore black arm bands to pay their re­spects to Nina and her sur­viv­ing fam­ily.

Banjo and Hamish were us­ing their feet early to at­tack the bowlers. How­ever, Banjo went a bit hard and was bowled for 2.

Hamish con­tin­ued his run of good form, be­ing the rock of the in­nings.

Hamish re­tired on 43n.o. from his al­lo­cated de­liv­er­ies, hav­ing now scored 146 runs from his two in­nings with­out los­ing his wicket.

Finn bat­ted up a storm with Lachie tak­ing an ag­gres­sive ap­proach. Lachie was caught for 7 and Finn soon fol­lowed with a new high score of 13. Daniel Twomey was look­ing the goods again and made a solid 26 be­fore be­ing re­tired.

Alex in his 2nd game and Ru­dra in his first, both scored their first runs for the NQ Homes Mud­dies and see­ing out the in­nings; Mud­dies 6 for 137.

The Ather­ton boys were look­ing for a quick start but Finn de­liv­ered a wicket maiden in the first over..

Banjo backed it up, pick­ing up 2 wick­ets in a row in the sec­ond over to be on a hat trick. The hat trick ball was just about per­fect but the bats­man sur­vived.

Ather­ton were star­ing down the barrel at 3 for 1 from 2 overs.

Af­ter 10 overs, the Mud­dies had re­stricted Ather­ton to 3 / 38. From here, the Ather­ton part­ner­ship built and started to see the ball dis­ap­pear to the boundary more of­ten.

Cap­tain Daniel Twomey then had the op­por­tu­nity to win the game for the Mud­dies, with Ather­ton need­ing 18 runs from the fi­nal over to win. Daniel bowled great ar­eas and was duly sup­ported by his field­ers stop­ping the bound­aries by putting their body on the line.

The sec­ond last ball was ab­so­lutely nailed straight back at Daniel who man­aged to get a hand to it and stop the four runs.

He in­jured him­self in the process but stuck to his guns and walked back to his mark. He then steamed in and bowled an ab­so­lute cracker of a ball, de­liv­er­ing an in­swing­ing yorker, de­stroy­ing the stumps. The NQ Homes Mud­dies win­ners by 12 runs.

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