Mud­dies take the win

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Dar­ren Killeen

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!

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Ryan Stan­away keep­ing the wick­ets for the NQ Homes Mud­dies.

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