Cap­tain Twomey leads run­fest

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

The Mud­dies Un­der 12s cel­e­brate a wicket

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