6 February, 2023
Atherton bowled out by Norths
ATHERTON first grade travelled to Cairns on Saturday with high hopes of winning a top of the table clash against Norths, but despite a strong start, the team couldn’t bring the win home.
Atherton skipper Tom Boorman won the toss putting Norths in the batting position, with the Atherton bowling unit clicking into gear and making wickets fall regularly.
Some lower order hitting rescued Norths from 7-95 to post 148 but Angus Vikionkorpi, Boorman and Matt Nielsen snared two wickets each.
Dan Parnell opened for Atherton and began the chase as if he had somewhere to be.
He crashed 32 from 17 balls and in partnership with Mason Blaney took the score to 1-45.
But from there, Atherton’s batting, so often its saviour this season, fell away.
Out of the last eight batsman, only Alex Nasser managed to hit double figures as they were bowled out by the Norths spinners for 115.
With one round remaining, the Tablelanders will need a win against Cassowary Coast at Loder Park this Saturday to secure a home semi-final against Mulgrave.