17 October, 2022
Mareeba off to rocky start
MAREEBA’S second grade side has started their one-day season with a loss after facing off against Mulgrave Punjabi at Walker Road on Sunday.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Mareeba lost both of their openers early and relatively cheaply, neither making it into the double figures.
Captain Brendan Payne once again came to crease and steadied the rocking Mareeba ship, scoring 44 runs off 42 balls with five fours and two maximums.
The middle order did the best they could to stay out there with Payne, but most fell just after getting into double figures.
Tyson Brown made a quick appearance towards the bottom of the order and smashed 42 off 35 balls to give Mareeba some breathing room before the remaining batsmen fell, leaving a score of 159.
Things started off well for Mareeba and they struck early to put Mulgrave on the backfoot, however some quick hitting in the middle order and some heavy tail wagging by the home side pushed Mulgrave over the line – they passed Mareeba’s score in the 34th over with a boundary.
Mareeba’s next face-off will be against town ri-vals Atherton at Borzi Park this Sunday at 12.30pm