23 January, 2023

Atherton goes down to Rovers

Atherton first grade travelled down to Griffiths Park 2 to face Rovers on Saturday.

Atherton goes down to Rovers - feature photo

After losing the toss, it was a nightmare start for away team as they lost their first 4 wickets for just 6 runs. Atherton fought back with a 49-run partnership from the experienced Michael Raso (27) and the in-form Caleb Constant (34).

Several poor shots and decision making followed and Atherton perished, all out for a disappointing 107.

Rovers started their chase strongly making 34 runs before Locky Hollit struck with the first wicket.

Rovers looked comfortable getting within 31 runs from victory when Atherton stepped it up, taking 4 wickets for 0 runs through the bowling of Boorman (3-23) and Angus Vickionkorpi (2-21).

However, it was too little, too late as Rovers passed the total with 6 wickets down securing a 4- wicket victory.

Atherton have now dropped to third position on the Cricket Far North points table with three games left to play.

This Saturday Atherton host Barron River at Loder Park. 


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