Muddies take the win
IT was always going to be a tough ask when the NQ Homes Muddies second grade side took on unbeaten ladder leaders Mulgrave Punjabi in a T20 at Miniecon Oval on Sunday.
The young Muddies side proved themselves with a great performance against their arch rivals bowling them out for 110, and then scoring 5/113 to take the unexpected win.
Winning his second toss of the day, Muddies captain Ben Shrimpton again sent the opposition into bat.
Luke Twomey 1/24(3) made the first breakthrough in the sixth over to add to his wicket tally.
An economical display by all the Muddies bowlers restricted the opposition run rate to see them all out in the 19th over for 110.
Nick Rayner and Kaiden Sorensen both took 2/21(4) while ‘Pistol’ Pete Gilmour 2/14(4) and Keel Sorensen 1/25(4) were also tight.
Ben Shrimpton finished with the figures of 2/1 from four balls and sees him on a hat-trick heading into the next game.
The Muddies opening batsmen started steadily moving the score to 50 before Kaiden Sorensen was bowled on 29 (31).
Vincent Killeen joined his captain out in the middle but did not trouble the scorers and was back in the shed after four balls.
The run rate remained steady with Nick Rayner 14 (18), Ryan Stanaway 2(3) and Sam Evans 7(6) all contributing. Pete Gilmour 16 not out from 12 balls, and Ben Shrimpton 38 not out from 39 balls looked untroubled for the remainder of the innings, with Pete bringing up the winning runs with a boundary over the deep mid-off fieldsman’s head.
Yet another great captain’s knock from Ben Shrimpton sees him in ominous form and has largely contributed to a real buzz among the playing group who are growing in strength from week to week. Next week the boys are on the road to Atherton where they’ll take on the home side in a T20 at 3pm.
Up the Crabs!
Ryan Stanaway keeping the wickets for the NQ Homes Muddies.