Cricket season off to a cracking start

Tully/Mission Beach Tier 3 junior cricket team had a win over Innisfail in the first game of the season.

LAST Saturday, Tully/Mission Beach Tier 3 junior cricket team started their season opener in fine style, with a solid victory over Innisfail Thunder at MARCS Park, Mission Beach.

The boys played well, showed superb team spirit, and it was wonderful to see them encouraging each other. 

This week’s shout-outs went to Jackson Simpson, for his great fielding, and star batters, Jackson Lindsay who scored 39 runs off 30 balls and Danté van Vuuren who had 50 runs off 70 balls (retired/not out). 

Innisfail won the toss and sent Tully/Mission Beach into bat first, who finished with 7/186 (30 overs) in their innings. 

Tier 3 – Jimmy Maher Cup Blue – MARCS Park, Mission Beach – Saturday, October 9


Tully/Mission Beach 7/186 (30)

(Dante van Vuuren 50* (70) retired; Jackson Lindsay 39 (30); Austin Stuart 24 (27))


Innisfail Thunder 95 (30)

(Austin Stuart 2/9 (3); Jackson Simpson 2/11 (3); Marko van Vuuren 1/5 (4))


Cassowary Coast Cyclones’ First Grade side kicked off their limited overs campaign with a win over Mulgrave in the first round of Cricket Far North fixtures.


1st Grade Walker Road Sports Precinct, Edmonton – Saturday, October 9


Cassowary Coast 4/127 (36.2) 

(Stirling McAvoy 52 (58))


Mulgrave 126 (33.4)

(Stirling McAvoy 5/26 (6.4); Harrison Ryan 4/25 (7); Christo van Vuuren 2 catches))


T20 competition 


Mareeba 5/120 (20.0)


Cassowary Coast Cyclones 5/89 (20.0)

(Jayden Giddins 54* (61))


Mulgrave 8/113 (20)

(Liam Conomo 3/17 (3.0), Harrison Ryan 3/23 (4), Rob Smith 1/12 (4), Dante van Vuuren 1/26 (4))

defeated by

Cassowary Coast Cyclones 3/116 (19.3)

(Jayden Giddins 40 (56), Rob Smith 36* (22), Thomas Herbert 28 (30))


Cassowary Coast Cyclones’ junior players, Giacomo De Faveri, Riley Berge, Aiden Getejanc, Brodie Masina, Marko Van Vuuren, and Riley Lindsay gained selection to participate in the second round of the Under 12 Cricket Far North representative trials.


Next week, the boys will attend further trials vying for selection in one of two Under 12 CFN teams.


The team also included Tom Jolly, Archer Ingram, Jaxan Liddle, Charlie Manno, and Max Costello.

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