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22 November, 2021

Weekend loss drops Atherton to third spot

A FAULTLESS batting performance by Dan Parnell was not enough to get his team over the line on Saturday as Atherton were comprehensively beaten by ladder leaders Mulgrave.


Dan Parnell best with the bat for Atherton on Saturday.

The loss will see Atherton drop to third behind Mulgrave and Barron River after five rounds of the Cricket Far North 50-over competition. 

Dan displayed great patience batting through the innings for an unbeaten 64 while wickets fell cheaply around him. Atherton's highly rated batsmen were no match for Mulgrave's quality bowling attack, and the team were back in the sheds after 34 overs posting 95 runs. 

Atherton's bowlers worked hard to defend their score, and injected some spark in the field, taking 4 wickets for 13 runs including the big wickets of Qld Country reps Jake Roach and Justin Reid. Unfortunately it was a mountain too high and Mulgrave claimed the match 5-99. 

Atherton's next match is a day-nighter against Norths at Griffiths Park from 2pm this Saturday 27 November. There will be an added incentive as the teams contest the Bridgeman-Maher Cup. 

RESULT: Atherton 95 (D Parnell 64*) Def. by Mulgrave 5-99 (T Boorman 2-18, D Parnell 2-49, L Parnell 1-17)

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