Welcome to the latest update on Muirs on field progress. Each round we highlight a few teams from across the age spectrum of the club.
There was a Muirs derby in the Under 14Bs over the past two Friday nights at Koonung Park, as the Blue and White sides faced off. This game featured clubmate against clubmate, friend against friend and in one case, brother against brother! The blue team came away with the points, but by all reports the game was well fought out by both teams and played in good spirits.
The Under 16A Friday night team are off to a strong start, currently sitting second on the ladder. This round saw them take on Vermont at Vermont, and led by James and Caleb with the ball, and Darcy and Alistair with the bat, they triumphed with several overs to spare. A number of players from this team also made good contributions in senior teams over this round, showing the talent that is blossoming at this level.
In the seniors, the Fourths laid on a grandstand finish at Blackburn South. Chasing 214 to win, the team looked to be in trouble at 6/96 with a batsman retired hurt. But Bryn, Elvis, Turtle and Giggles had other ideas, steering the side to 9/200. Nadeep came limping back out with Elvis as his runner, and survived long enough for Turtle to first bring up his 50, and then clobber a boundary over long on in the last over of the day to seal a memorable win.
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