IF QUEENSLAND ever decides to give James Hopes the tap on the shoulder there is a ready-made replacement in the Fraser Coast Cricket competition.

Mary River Mullets are the new boys on the block this year, but their combination of old heads, young bodies and truckloads of enthusiasm has led the side to three wins so far this season.

Leading the way on most occasions is Trent Greenaway, who again starred for Mary River in their big win over Cavaliers Black.

He was unstoppable.

His 82-run innings included only seven boundaries, though it was his shot selection, placement and willingness to run that led to his top score (he ran for two runs 13 times).

He was equally destructive once handed the ball.

Greenaway was the Mullets' fifth bowler but the chief destroyer, ripping through Cavaliers' lineup to finish with 6-16 from his eight overs.

He took one wicket in six of those overs, as the Mullets recorded a comprehensive 95-run win.