21 November, 2022
Sour tasting loss for Mareeba
MAREEBA second grade has narrowly missed out on their chance to secure their second win of the 40 over competition in a nail-biting finish against Barron at Borzi Park on Sunday in a game that went right down to the last ball.
The home side won the toss and decided to bat first, sending Barron out into the field in the scorching sun.
Mareeba got off to a shaky start with their openers not really bothering the scores and Barron got out danger men Jarrod France and captain Brendan Payne cheaply, a duck and just 11 runs respectively.
The middle order found some fight and with a few loose balls from Barron’s spinning offense in the middle overs Mareeba looked in better straits.
Mareeba’s tail wagged right until the last over with Damen Marcolongo joining Rowan Foxwell at the crease where they created a good partnership and pushed Mareeba to 167 after their allotted 40 overs.
Things were looking good for Mareeba at the start of their bowling attack with opener Will Hanlon striking first in his first over, he ended up with the most wickets at 3/35 off eight overs.
It was a tough battle between the two sides and Barron looked in all sorts as the Mareeba attack quickly tore through the top and middle order.
Barron fought right until the end with the winning runs coming off over throws on the last ball that ended up crossing the boundary line for four.
Mareeba will now face off against Mulgrave at Walker Road this Sunday.