Under 14 cricketers to defend 115
ON Saturday morning many of the Delatite under 14 cricketers were experiencing playing on a turf wicket for the first time at Lords Reserve versus Greta Cricket Club.
Delatite once again won the toss, but in a change from previous weeks decided to bat.
Jake Berry and Nathan Buchanan opened the batting successfully seeing off the Greta opening pair of bowlers before Buchanan was caught in the sixth over.
Although Nathan Buchanan did not score, his batting set up our other batsmen for the day by taking the shine off the ball and frustrating the opening bowlers with his solid defence.
Austin Scott was next to the crease batting for five overs with Jake Berry before being bowled off a rank full toss for seven runs, much to the chagrin of his coach.
Luke Berriman followed being caught for one run off a leading edge to have Delatite struggling a little at 3/22 off 12 overs.
Sam Bell joined Berry with the pair picking up from their terrific innings together last week to start building a solid partnership.
The boys took us into drinks looking in a much better position with neither player losing their wicket to have the home side 3/58.
Their partnership continued after the break and never looked like being broken with Jake Berry retiring not out for 36, including five fours, and having batted for close to 35 overs.
Sam Bell also retired not out making a terrific 29 runs with four fours including two consecutive cover drives to the boundary when asked to get things moving along.
Billy Dunstan and Declan Callahan didn’t miss a beat and kept the score ticking over quickly in the final few overs, with Billy adding a quick six runs before being caught and Declan smashing a couple of boundaries in his 11 not out.
Charlie Christopher came in for the last couple of overs making one not out.
Delatite made a solid score for the day, finishing on 3/115 after 42 overs.