Captain Twomey leads runfest
THE Mudpit hosted its Pink High Tea on Saturday with the Under 12 Mini Muddies playing the first game of the double header.
After winning the toss captain Daniel Twomey decided to bat on a green top that looked good for both the batsman and the bowlers.
Finn Vikionkorpi and Eli Smith opened the batting before Finn promptly dispatched the first ball of the innings to the boundary.
The boys continued their strong start with Eli provided solid defence while Finn went on the attack. Finn was the first to go after scoring a brisk 10 runs off nine balls before Eli retired for three runs.
Banjo Jenkins came in at number three and scored a classy 15 before retiring.
Next in was Angus Vikionkorpi who hit a majestic 14 not out showing he is in fine touch after playing for the CFN rep team in Brisbane in January.
As always Caleb Wilson looked in fine touch.
Next came ‘hard-hitting’ Hamish Batterham who played a mature innings before he too retired on 10. Chasing quick runs Rudra Patel looked the goods before being bowled by classy opposition bowling.
Captain Daniel Twomey then walked onto the Mudpit and played a Man of the Match knock.
His spectacular innings of 54 off 25 balls featured five 6’s and five 4’s and treated the large ground to perhaps the best individual innings seen on the Mud Pit all year.
As always Lachlan Batterham offered great support scoring 6 not out and farming the strike to his big hitting captain. The team finishing on 2 for 151 runs off 27 overs. A superb score on a pitch that was seaming around for the classy Atherton bowling attack.
Atherton began their innings well and looked untroubled before Hamish Batterham clean bowled their opener to make them one for 24.
Atherton settled back into their rhythm and were cruising at 1 for 49 before Banjo Jenkins came in and took three wickets in two overs to make them 4-52.
Rudra Patel bowled superbly and took the next wicket to continue the carnage and negate Athertons strong middle order.
Atherton never recovered and finished with a score of 5-100 off 27 overs.
This was another excellent result considering the Muddies average age is 9-10 years old against quality opposition featuring several rep players.
The NQ Homes Muddies would like to thank all those involved for the Pink High Tea with all proceeds going to the Jane McGrath Foundation.
The Muddies Under 12s celebrate a wicket