{MULLER IS BIG HIT AGAIN WITH SECOND HUNDRED} {Cavaliers Shine in Gloom of Maryb'h}

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Byline: Richard Harvey

SHANE Muller doesn't like running when he's batting in the Fraser Coast Cricket A grade competition - or so it seems.

He prefers to hit boundaries when he's in the middle.

The former Queensland under 19 representative all-rounder blasted his second consecutive century as defending premiers, Bushrangers, powered to their third win of the season after beating Australs by 81-runs in round three.

Muller, who scored 128 off just 49 balls against Cavaliers last week, finished unbeaten on 112 as Bushrangers scored four for 235 off their 40 overs at Torquay's N. E. Mclean Oval.

Muller took 87 balls to reach his century and he smashed 13 fours and one six during his time at the crease.

In reply, Australs were all-out for 154 despite the efforts of openers Ben Hosking (60) and Martin Rook (31).

Bushrangers captain, Bradley Quinn, was the pick of the bowlers taking three for seven off four overs with his leg spinners.

Cavaliers bounced back from last weeks loss to Bushrangers by beating Past Grammars on a better run-rate after bad light stopped play at Maryborough's Newtown Oval.

Cavaliers batted first and scored 185 thanks mainly to the efforts of captain Shane Bird (57) and Adam Kratzmann (44).

Opening bowler Robert Rasmussen, three for 27, did plenty of damage with the ball.

Paul Sanders (72) and Cameron Lund (33) led the Past Grammars run-chase before Mother Nature stumped their hopes of a win.

Past Grammars were nine for 161 when play was halted for the day.

Veteran Ron Hunt, three for 22, starred with the ball.

In the other game of the round, the Cougars slumped to their third defeat of the season after losing by 109 runs against the Mariners.

The Mariners batted first and posted a healthy five for 240 off 40 overs. …