Delatite B’s bats crash
DELATITE’S division B side will need to be on top of its game this Saturday after an ordinary batting effort against City Colts White on the first day of the latest round.
Winning the toss and deciding to bat at its Lords Reserve headquarters, Delatite was off to an inauspicious start with the first wicket crashing with no runs on the board.
A resurrection ensued with Al- lister Bennett digging in for 10.
Brett Bradley made a welcome return to the club and proceeded to top score with a terrific 35 in a tick under two hours.
It was patient batting that was needed against an accurate bowling attack and that was what Bradley provided.
At 2/44 the ship had been righted and Delatite seemed to be back on track.
Unfortunately, the Wangaratta visitors thought otherwise, taking seven wickets for the addition of just 53 runs, leaving Delatite on an unhealthy 9/97.
Only Ken Cousins with 12 offered any resistance.
Youth came to Delatite’s rescue in the form of Nick Scales and Luke Murray.
They combined to add a valuable 38 for the final wicket, frustrating the opposition bowlers.
Scales finished with a polished and resilient 28 while Murray’s supporting contribution of 7 not out as number eleven batsman was more than helpful to the cause.
Delatite was dismissed in 62 overs for 135, somewhat under par on a good pitch.
City Colts White shared the bowling spoils around, with Ned Moyle’s three wickets leading the way from Joe Moyle, Tom Stewart and Glenn Looker with two wickets apiece and Adam Looker with one wicket.
After three overs, City Colts White concluded the first day safely on 0/6.
BOUNDARY SHOT: Delatite B’s Ken Neale faces up to Nick Stewart from City Colts White, scoring a boundary from his shot.