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Thursday March 13 2014
Muddies Under 12s played their last away game for the season on Saturday against Mareeba.
The boys fought hard at Borzi Park during the close match which saw them come away with the win 130 to 124.
Fielding first the Muddies started strongly with opening bowlers Josh Edward, 1-for-5, and Vincent Killeen, 1-for-4, keeping the Mareeba openers honest. First change bowlers Nicholas Raynor, 1-for-6, and Liam Clacherty, 1-for-4 were also economical.
Captain Ryan Stanaway and Connor White also contributed well and had Mareeba restricted to 4-for-44 at the drinks break.
Charlie and Lachie Dowling both fielded well and came away with identical bowling figures of 0-for-13.
Luke Twomey bowled two tight overs before devastating the Mareeba batsmen during his third to finish with figures of 2-for-18 from three overs.
Abel Terry bowled well as did our substitute player from Mareeba, Kyle Hastie.
The boys put in arguably their best performance of the year in the field if not a little wayward with the ball.Openers Ryan and Josh both bore the brunt of Mareeba’s opening bowlers making 1 and a duck respectively.
First drop batsmen Liam belted 10 before being bowled two balls short of retiring.
Kyle made three while Abel batted steadily to finish on two.Lachie was unlucky to be run out for two after doing a great job protecting his wicket.
Connor played his best innings of the season so far to finish on nine while Charlie miscalculated a ball that saw him depart for three.
Luke started well cracking a boundary before trying the same shot again and being caught at deep square leg for five.
The last two batsmen of the day Nick and Vincent then proceeded to tear apart the Mareeba attack edging the boys closer and closer to victory.
With no more batsmen in the shed, the crowd was on the edge of their seats when Vincent was dropped with Muddies still two runs behind in the last over.
The boys pushed on and the end of the game saw the Muddies win by 6 runs with Nick unbeaten on 18 and Vincent unbeaten on 28.
The last two games of the season will be played at home which may see some grateful parents a little less bleary eyed.