De­latite fall 30 runs short of win

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SPORT - By PAUL DUN­CAN

THE De­latite 1st XI trav­elled to the Norm Minns Oval in Wan­garatta for the day/night match against the Wan­garatta Mag­pies in last Satur­day’s fix­ture of WDCA ‘A’ Grade cricket.

The Mag­pies won the toss and had no hes­i­ta­tion elect­ing to bat to make use of the day­light hours and made 7/146 af­ter their al­lo­cated 40 overs.

Mitch Pur­cell and Matt Steven­son opened the bowl­ing for De­latite and had im­me­di­ate suc­cess that saw both Mag­pie open­ers back in the pavil­ion with just 12 runs on the score­board.

How­ever, a 54 run part­ner­ship be­tween Mathe­son and Oates soon put paid to De­latite’s great start that saw Oates dis­missed for 24 and Mathe­son be­ing even­tu­ally dis­missed for an en­ter­tain­ing 53 from 82 balls faced.

The five De­latite bowlers used all got wick­ets with Mitch Pur­cell tak­ing the hon­ours with 2/21 from eight overs and Joel San­ford with 2/31 also from eight overs.

Sin­gle wick­ets each to Matt Steven­son (1/23), Peter Scales (1/27) and Aaron Mad­sen (1/28) kept the score to 146 but a rather lack­lus­tre field­ing ex­hi­bi­tion didn’t help to keep the Mag­pies’ to­tal within easy reach of the De­latite bats­men.

The tea break was taken at 5.45pm and the lights were turned on in readi­ness for the De­latite in­nings to com­mence.

With the loss of the two open­ing bats­men for just 11 runs on the board, the De­latite team strug­gled with the pace and ac­cu­racy of the Mag­pies’ bowlers, par­tic­u­larly Stephen Leitch who bowled ex­cep­tion­ally well and fin­ished with 4/22 from his eight over spell.

Mitch Pur­cell (28), Joel San­ford (11) and the vet­eran all-rounder Peter Scales (17) were the only De­latite bats­men to reach dou­ble fig­ures that saw the vis­i­tors dis­missed for 9/116 from 40 overs, just 30 runs short of what could sea­son.

They will now have to wait an­other week to break this dis­ap­point­ing sea­son’s start when they travel north to tackle the Yar­ra­wonga/Mul­wala side at the Stan Har­g­reaves Oval in Yar­ra­wonga.

WAN­GARATTA MAG­PIES

DE­LATITE

Toss: Wan­garatta Mag­pies. Bat­ted first: Wan­garatta Mag­pies.

Wan­garatta Mag­pies -1st IN­NINGS D Land­gren lbw b Pur­cell

A Bow­den lbw b Steven­son C Mathe­son c Pat­ter­son b San­ford BC Carnegie lbw b Mad­sen

C Oates lbw b San­ford

J Wal­lace not out

B Talarico c NJ Scales b Pur­cell F Dent-Ould c Steven­son b P Scales Ex­tras (b 2, lb 4, w 4, nb 2)

To­tal (7 wick­ets, 40 overs)

FoW: 1-10(A Bow­den) 2-12(D Land­gren) 3-37(BC Carnegie) 4-91(C Oates) 5-118(C Mathe­son) 6-125(B Talarico) 7-146(F Dent-Ould).

Bowl­ing: MR Pur­cell MW Steven­son PM Scales AE Mad­sen JB San­ford

De­latite -1st IN­NINGS CG An­der­son b Guil­foyle FJ Pat­ter­son b Oates

JB San­ford c Dent-Ould b Leitch MR Pur­cell b Leitch

BJ An­der­son c Carnegie b Leitch PM Scales c Bow­den b Cleaver MW Steven­son b Leitch HJ Ma­honey run out

AE Mad­sen not out

SA Thom­son b Guil­foyle Ex­tras (b 1, lb 4, w 15, nb 5) To­tal (9 wick­ets, 40 overs)

FoW: 1-11(CG An­der­son) 2-11(FJ Pat­ter­son) 3-50(JB San­ford) 4-56(BJ An­der­son) 5-74(MR Pur­cell) 6-77(MW Steven­son) 7-88(HJ Ma­honey) 8-96(PM Scales) 9-116(SA Thom­son)

Bowl­ing: Z Guil­foyle C Oates J Wal­lace BC Carnegie S Leitch B Cleaver

OMWR

8 0 2 21(2nb) 8 3 1 23

8 1 1 27

8 2 1 28

8 0 2 41(4w)

OMWR

6 2 2 18(2nb, 3w) 7.1 2 1 20(2nb)

8 0 0 23(1nb, 2w) 8 1 0 16(2w)

8 0 4 22

3 0 1 12(8w) 6 2 53 15 24 24 5 5 12 146 10 0 11 28 6 17 0 2 9 8 25 116

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