29 January, 2024

Atherton triumphs in first game back

A LONG break and wet weather didn’t dampen the talents of Atherton cricketers, who thrashed Mulgrave over the weekend, bowling them out in just 27 overs.

Finn Vikionkorpi making his debut on Saturday.
Finn Vikionkorpi making his debut on Saturday.

After losing the toss, Atherton was sent into bat. 

Charlie Lawrence and Alex Nasser opened the innings, putting on 48 for the first wicket, but then lost three wickets quickly. 

Slow and steady, Atherton began to rebuild, with Caleb Constant finishing with 31 off 20 balls, giving the team a confidence boost as they headed in to bowl.

In the second innings, Angus Vikionkorpi stepped up to showcase his bowling talents, claiming Mulgrave openers William Roberston and Vicky Left in a 3/15 start. 

Team captain Tom Boorman then took over, snatching wickets off Kobi Johnston and Wade Matthews, finishing with 4/15 from eight overs. 

Boorman said it was good to be back on the field, with the highlight of the game, in his opinion, being 14-year-old Finn Vikionkorpi’s debut.

“In his batting debut, he hit a six, which is a really positive innings off someone as young as he is, and he came out with a lot of confidence,” he said. 

“I was really happy with the overall game. Mulgrave were missing three of their key players which obviously helped but we are really proud of our lads and how we fielded and bowled – we were outstanding.”

This Saturday, Atherton will take on Norths at home from 12.40pm.


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