10 May 2023

Musgrave Roadhouse comes to life with cricket event

| Matt Nicholls
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MOUNT Garnet brought a crack team of cricketers north to take out the men’s Musgrave Super 8s event over the weekend, beating a Mareeba team in the final.

Twelve sides made the trip to the remote roadhouse, with eight men’s teams and four women’s teams battling it out on three fields across two days.

Watching from the sidelines – and the middle as umpires – were Australian cricket champions Jeff Thomson and Doug Walters.

In Sunday’s final, the Mareeba Cattle Dogs compiled 118 to set up a tantalising chase for the Mount Garnet Eagles.

However, David Kennedy led the chase with an unbeaten 54 to get the runs with two overs in hand.

This Cooktown team, pictured with Jeff Thomson and Doug Walters, was named Alkoomie Spotted Doves.

Zambezi Stallan made 50 before retiring, while Jaime Ryder also notched a half century.

The tables were turned in the women’s final, with Mareeba beating Mount Garnet in a hotly contested match.

The player of the carnival went to William West from the B&W Boars, who received the Paddy and Tania Czislowski Shield.

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