Muddies fall short in season opener


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The C Grade Muddies kicked off their season on Saturday. IMAGE: Supplied.

CONGRATULATION goes to the local Crocs for their dual Premiership as the Croc Pit changes to be the Mud Pit for the hotter coming months

The C Grade NQ Homes Muddies ventured for the start of their entire season of one day matches to Innisfail on the weekend and after a great bowling and fielding performance the local lads failed in their batting to lose the opening match 105 to just 78.

“Our batting looked very fragile today” skipper Steve Doble said.

“They weren’t a bowling attack deserved of that result and I am sure most batsman would admit they didn’t place anywhere near enough value on their wicket, plenty of room to improve at the new training nets being constructed currently – thanks to a grant and all our sponsors who deserve more from us.”

Quality bowling was delivered by openers Ryan Doble 0/11 off 4 and Adam Lucas 2/10 off 6 as Innisfail lumbered to a slow 4/19 off 10 overs, Daniel Redfern the other early successful bowler with two wickets in his first six balls.

Aside of a 44 run stand for the eighth wicket with hapless shots landing everywhere but where they were intended the southern team struggled through to 105 all out with an over to spare. Doble returned late in the match to take 2 great wickets and was supported by none less than the Club President Ben Vikionkorpi unplayable returning 3/6 off 6, supported by upcoming Junior Liam Clacherty 1/29.

Batting commenced for Damian Darlington (10) in his 100th Club Game supported by the usual #3 Sheldon Walz (8) for a 25 run stance, followed by 3 quick wickets to be 3/32 and momentum never really returned for the Muddies, softly dismissed with only Vikionkorpi (13) and new ex Union player Bannerman (10) being the only others to make double figures.

C Grade will have a bye this weekend (lucky with footy finals fever).

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