Loss won’t stop sea­son

Tablelands Advertiser - - SPORT - Bec Singh

IT was a tough week on the pitch for Ma­reeba cricket teams which all recorded losses but the young ta­lent com­ing through can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated.

The un­der 16s side con­tin­ued their two day match against the Rovers at Borzi Park last Satur­day with top bats­man Ma­son Blain hit­ting 80 runs.

Ma­reeba made a solid 183 to­tal, the Ma­reeba bowlers took some wick­ets to stop the rhythm of the Rovers side.

Best bowlers for Ma­reeba were Jett Prien who took three wick­ets and Cory Wilce had a to­tal of two wick­ets but the Rovers com­fort­ably bat­ted to the to­tal mak­ing 247.

Ma­reeba will travel to Cairns to­mor­row for their match against Norths at 8am at Griffiths Park 1.

The un­der 16s were not the only ones reach­ing solid to­tals, Ma­reeba’s 3rd di­vi­sion side got off to a great start.

Griffiths Park pitch favoured the bats­man, with both teams have a great day with the bat, leav­ing the bowlers econ­omy rates soaring.

Open­ers Caleb Mainey scored 19 and Rowan Foxwell fell nine runs short of reach­ing half a cen­tury.

Ma­reeba side were cruising and after 19 overs had made 79 runs, Paul Moss kept the run rate up mak­ing 26 off 17 balls and after 30 overs Ma­reeba made 127.

Rovers opened their bat­ting in a sim­i­lar fash­ion to Ma­reeba, chas­ing down the runs after just 17 overs.

The Ma­reeba Ather­ton ri­valry con­tin­ued for an­other week when the un­der 12s took on Ather­ton 3.

Ma­reeba bowlers had a bad start to the game but were able to rein it in with Ather­ton mak­ing a solid 233.

Los­ing wick­ets early saw the tail end mak­ing the bulk of the runs with a cou­ple of solid in­nings but they were un­able to chase down the to­tal and fell 50 runs short.

The 3rd di­vi­sion side will host Bar­ron on Sun­day at 1pm Borzi Park.

The 2nds come off a bye and will travel to Cairns on Sun­day for their match against United Pun­jabi at 1pm Griffiths Park 2.

Pic­ture: Pe­ter Roy

Ma­son Blaney makes a solid 80 runs for a 183 to­tal for Ma­reeba.

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