5 February, 2024
Mulgrave takes Mareeba down
MAREEBA suffered another loss in the Cricket Far North season against Mulgrave over the weekend, who thumped the local team by nine wickets, surpassing their score in just 14 overs.
After winning the toss, Mareeba elected to bat.
Team captain Brendan Falvo stood out as the best batsman in the game, scoring 17 runs off 39 balls faced.
Mulgrave’s Kobi Johnston gave Mareeba’s Brendan Payne and Cian Cochran a run for their money, taking them both out for a duck.
In the second innings, only Brett Stallan finished with a wicket, and Faheem Chohan took a catch.
Coach Gary Toshach said that despite the loss, he was proud of his team’s efforts against high-level representative players.
“They can compete on the field, but they need to convert that into more positive batting and into getting runs – they can last out there a long time, but they just weren’t getting the runs,” he said.
“Then, when we bowled, we were chasing a new small total and when you’ve got an Australian Country Open batsman (Matthew Wilkins, who made 45 runs off 41 balls faced) out there going hell for leather with no pressure whatsoever, it’s difficult to recover.”
This weekend, Mareeba will be going up against Norths at Cazaly’s Stadium from 12.30pm.