The Weekend Sports Re/Port


AFL / High five to the Port Douglas Crocs AFL team on an extraordinary season of footy, undefeated throughout the year, and claiming a decisive victory in both the Senior and Reserve Grade Premierships. This is the fifth straight Premiership for the Senior Crocs.

Congratulations also to Cairns Saints and South Cairns Cutters for competing well on Saturday, and to the Cairns Saints Womens’ team for victory in their Grand Final against a great effort by North Cairns Tigers.

Keep on enjoying your Mad Monday celebrations-well deserved!

Credit / Brett Pascoe Photography, via Facebook

SURF LIFE SAVING / Members of the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club travelled to Mackay for three days of competition in the North Australian Championships.

Over 420 athletes competed in a full suite of surf sport events including beach flags and sprints, belt rescue, ski, Surf Ironman and Ironwoman events. The competition featured an IRB competition, surf boat competition, pool rescue competition and Champion Lifesaver.

ON THE REEF / East Coast Angling and Exceed Sport Fishing report great action for fishers over the weekend, with even topwater marlin to round out the idyllic conditions!

Millions of juvenile prawns brought in big bust ups along the shore at Wonga Beach on Sunday providing plenty of entertainment for local anglers as salmon feasted on them. The wind is picking up for a few days, but is expected to settle again in time for next weekend…

Nice Jobfish! Credit / @saltwaterprodigy via Facebook

Marlin on topwater is definitely something very special as Steven found out today!! Awesome work @saltwaterprodigy @c_steven_c via East Coast Angling
Quality nannygai, coral trout and trevally were caught onboard Exceed SportFishing / Facebook
Darci hooked this fine nannygai on an inshore reef over the weekend
Credit/ Instagram @darcimaunder

CRICKET / The Marano’s Fuel T20 Big Bash kicked off on Friday night at the Port Douglas Sporting Complex with the first match being contested by Port Douglas Gym and NFP.

Port Douglas Gym kicked off the season with strength, building on their win from last year. They scored 159 runs, but needing to score off the last ball to win, NFP hit the ball over the fence to claim a win on 164. A second game saw newcomers MMs take on the reliably strong Camos. Tough to beat, Camos clocked 165 on the board with MMs struggling on 70, all out in the 14th over.

Check out the Cricket Club’s upcoming skills masterclasses here.

Credit / Facebook

BOWLS / The Bowls Queensland 2020 North versus South Challenge brought top players from across the State to compete in Mossman.

Qld South women’s and men’s teams prevailed for the third year in a row with women winning 2-1 while the men won 3-0. Mossman Memorial Bowls Club were delighted to host the series which featured Commonweatlh Games gold medal winning bowlers, World Champion bowlers and Australian representative bowlers.
Test Results
Women – North 55 lost to South 71
(North) A Bellert, J Hansen, W Jones, F Clarke 9 lost to (South) J Healey, H Hodgson, J Weier, K Goldsworthy 27
(North) K Leverton, C Cobb, R McAnelly, S Brady 21 lost to (South) I Lawson, D-A Robertson, E Spicer, C Stewart 24
(North) D Charman, A Pershouse, B Torrens, D Walsh 25 def (South)
W Permpoon, J Dymnycz, N Jones, L Clarke 20
Women Challenge Results – North 1 Test lost to South 2 Tests
Men – North 52 lost to South 63
(North) M Edwards, K Deegan, S Mottin, B Cribbin 13 lost to (South) B Lawson, B Walsh, J Nelson, D Cann jnr 27
(North) R Kurtz, S Savage, R Hammond, A Williams 14 lost to (South) C Rosanes, S DeJongh-Fitzpatrick, B Lester, A Sherriff 26
(North) T Smith, R Brain, F Pallanza, A Murtagh 25 def (South) J Cottell, N Cahill, M Lucas, J Anderson 10
Men Challenge Results – North 0 Tests lost to South 3 Tests
Full Results:

North versus South bowls action / Facebook

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