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20 September, 2021

Wins and losses kick start cricket season for Mareeba

KIT BAGS were dusted off for the first time in a long time as Mareeba Cricket took to the field last weekend with four games being played over Saturday and Sunday at Borzi Park.

By Rhys Thomas

Third grader Cian Cochran scored a quick 30 runs during Mareeba’s fourth grade match-up against Atherton during the round robin T20 games held over the weekend. PHOTO BY PETER ROY

KIT BAGS were dusted off for the first time in a long time as Mareeba Cricket took to the field last weekend with four games being played over Saturday and Sunday at Borzi Park. 

Due to some rearranging by the governing body, Mareeba has been forced to drop grades with last years second grade side now playing third grade and thirds now playing fourth grade. 

The fourths were first to play on Saturday going up against Atherton in the first game and Douglas in the second.

Atherton proved too strong however taking the win over the home side despite a heroic stand from Third grader Cian Cochran who made an impressive 30 off 32 batting at 9.

Their second game of the day proved to be better with Mareeba only losing one wicket as they chased down Douglas’s total.

Third grade opening bat Brendan Falvo made his presence known at the crease scoring 44 off 53 balls supported by his partner Tristan Lopez and Ben Jones at 3.

On Sunday it was another mixed bag of results as the Mareeba third grade side took on both Mulgrave and United.

Mareeba took to the field and quickly got to dismantling the Mulgrave line-up, only using four of their bowlers to get Mulgrave all out for 38. 

The home side then went about chasing down the total set by Mulgrave, securing it in just 11.3 overs.

United proved to be a tougher opponent and tempers flared on field as they set a bold total of 165 after their allotted overs.

Mareeba struggled to find their rhythm after sitting around during the middle game of the day however Jarrod France proved to be a light at the end the tunnel smashing 32 off 28 balls before falling.

This effort proved too little too late however as Mareeba couldn’t chase the total falling nearly 50 runs short. 

Thirds will have two weeks off due to a bye and the Queens Birthday long weekend while fourths will be playing Barron this Saturday.

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