27 November, 2023
Mareeba go down to Barron River
THE Mareeba bandits succumbed to the wrath of Barron River’s Adam Trewin over the weekend, batting the house down with 110 from 100 balls.
After losing the toss, Barron elected to bat, but the Bandits knew they were in trouble from the start, with their star bowler Faheem Chohan down with his first “Australian flu”.
It was left to Brett Stallan to try to stop the runs flowing, managing to get the wickets of captain Tim Ward (35) and Dillion Robinson (19) but Barron River was not deterred, losing only four wickets in their total of 247 from the 40 overs.
Along with Trewin, Timothy Tosh made a quick 40.
When it was Mareeba’s turn to bat, team captain Brendan Falvo stepped up to the challenge, hoping to recover from the mess Trewin left on the team.
He batted hard, making the top score for his team with 27 but also contributed by taking two catches behind the stumps.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough, with Barron’s Josh Kohn finishing with 4-11 and bowling Mareeba out for 101 in just 30 overs.
“As it turned out, we didn’t learn from our last game against Trewin. We let him get away again and let him put up a century on a very hot day,” Mareeba manager Clint Cifuentes said.
“I think everyone struggled with the heat there.”
Going into their next game against Mulgrave, Cifuentes said the team would be working on their bowling strategies and building their confidence up once again.
“We will be putting the pressure on our top six to go out and get the job done for us,” he said.
“We will be looking at changing a couple of things in our bowling plans, and hopefully, this weekend, we can take on the big guns and give them a bit of a shake.”
Mareeba will host Mulgrave at Borzi Pak this Saturday from 12.30pm.