13 February, 2024
Close match for Mareeba
NORTHS claimed a close four-wicket victory against Mareeba over the weekend at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns, with the Bandit’s coach calling it their best game of the A Grade season yet.
After winning the toss, Norths sent Mareeba in to bat.
Brother duo Finley and Brandon Green were the top batsmen of the game, scoring 24 runs each in the first innings. Mareeba was bowled out for 98.
In the second innings, Brandan Payne was the pick of the Mareeba bowlers, taking three wickets from North’s Aidan Firman, Charlie Howard and Conor Punshon.
Faheem Chohan, Angus Campman, and Brandon Green each took a wicket, while Cian Cochran, Brett Stallan, and Tim O'Sullivan took catches.
Norths reached Mareeba’s total in 26 overs.
Mareeba coach Gary Toshach said he was proud of the boy's efforts once again and is confident as they head into their next game against Cassowary Coast this weekend.
“They all competed at a very high level, making it difficult for the other team. They batted well and bowled well,” he said.
“It was a really good effort from the boys, and we are really happy with it.
“We have Cassowary Coast coming up, and we beat them last time, so we are going to put out a good side, give them a good run for their money, and hopefully pull off our second win of the season.”