Loss won’t stop season
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.
Mason Blaney makes a solid 80 runs for a 183 total for Mareeba.