11 December, 2023

Atherton gains big win over Innisfail

ATHERTON regained their winning streak in the Cricket Far North competition, showing Innisfail’s Cyclones how it is done, scoring 194 runs in 40 overs.

Charlie Lawrence opened for Atherton on Saturday.
Charlie Lawrence opened for Atherton on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the team sent rising star batsman Charlie Lawrence out to open, making 16 runs off 30 balls.

Logan Poggoili and Greg Misner were what pushed Atherton through to the win, with a partnership of 88 at a crucial time of the match. 

It was that partnership that carried the team confidently into the second innings, where the Cyclones struggled, only managing a final score of 133 off 27 overs. 

For the Cyclones, Allan Kelly put in a great effort, making 40 runs off 29, followed by captain Luke McAvoy (29) and Glen Hussey (37) did their best to add to the score.

Atherton’s bowlers shared the wickets around, between Matthew Coleman, Ben Vikionkorpi and Nash Coghlan.

Atherton is set to play against Rovers at Griffith Park this weekend from 3pm before taking a break over Christmas. 


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