24 October, 2022

Mareeba meets their match

MAREEBA second grade met their match last weekend against town rivals Atherton after they faced each other for the first time in the 40 over competition with Atherton winning by three wickets.

Mareeba meets their match - feature photo

The hosts won the toss and chose to bat first against a dangerous Atherton bowling attack which quickly struck, taking down both Mareeba’s openers for just six runs between them.

Brandon Green once again proved his mettle as he stood in at number three joined by returning Cricket Far North U21 representative Ben Jones.

Green made his presence known and hunkered down for over an hour and a half, making 35 off 77 balls to help push Mareeba to a decent total.

Mareeba captain and key batsman Brendan Payne got out cheaply and things looked all over for Mareeba before young gun Will Hanlon came to the crease and made 26 off 45.

The home side ended up on 106 all out in the 37th over.

Atherton got off to a shaky start in their run chase as they lost one of their openers for a duck before Greg Misener came in at three and hit a quick 28 off 22.

The rest of the order did their jobs making odd scores here and there before Amy Hunter hit the winning runs to give Atherton the win and two bonus points.

Mareeba will now face off against Norths this Sunday at Griffith Park 1 while Atherton second grade plays Mulgrave at Walker Road


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