MKM has a long way to go if it hopes to threaten opponent Maryborough after the Owls got off to a cracking start to day one of round 11 at the weekend.
Although they kicked off two-day cricket with a win last year, the Mill entered Saturday’s match off the back of a month-long break and after winning the toss, decided to send Maryborough in to bat first.
Still on a high from their victory over Colts Phelans last round, the Owls were prepared to deal some more damage.
Top order batsman Sam Bartlett came in hot, putting up the biggest individual score of the game with 79 runs.
Helping him get there were batting partners Ben Hoban, who put up a respectable 18 runs and saw the pair’s tally to 43 before Bartlett was joined by Nathan Hoban.
The duo saw Mill’s score rise to 95 before Anthony Cross bowled Nathan LBW with 10 runs.
With Bartlett’s tally getting dangerously close to the century mark, MKM rushed to put him down, and he was eventually caught out by Liam Radlof.
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