Un­der 16s set solid tar­get at Ruther­glen

Mansfield Courier - - Courier Sport - By PETER SCALES

MANS­FIELD’S De­latite CC un­der 16 team headed off early on Satur­day morn­ing in con­voy for the long road trip to Ruther­glen.

Upon ar­rival and in­spec­tion of the wicket skip­per Lachy Scales won the toss and elected WR EDW ¿UVW

Open­ers Tom Dun­stan and Sam Bell started solidly against some fear­some new-ball bowl­ing with the ball seam­ing around quite a bit.

Bell got one that jagged back sharply and he ‘chopped on’ for a gritty four runs.

Luke Berriman joined Dun­stan and the pair knuck­led down for a su­perb 50 run part­ner­ship.

They found the gaps and ran be­tween the wick­ets with gusto be­fore Dun­stan was bowled out for 26 in the 18th over.

Jonathon LeBroque en­tered the arena and quickly set­tled into his in­nings, ad­ding an­other dozen runs with Berriman be­fore the lat­ter was caught and bowled, Kurt Sch­midt tak­ing the very sharp chance just cen­time­tres off the turf.

Berriman’s top-scor­ing 27 was a very pol­ished per­for­mance as his run of good form con­tin­ues.

Scales joined LeBroque who by now was set, play­ing some dar­ing drives and cun­ning cuts.

The pair added 40 more runs to the tally when LeBroque (22) was stumped as he at­tempted to lift the run rate, the score now 4/113 in the 33rd over.

Austin Scott came in at num­ber six and im­me­di­ately showed in­tent to score.

Scales was run out in the scram­ble for late runs for an en­ter­pris­ing 21, which in­cluded an au­da­cious re­verse cut which nearly took the ¿HOGHU¶V ¿QJHUV RII

Max Lange (11 not out) and Scott (20) then pushed on through WKH ¿QDO RYHUV WDNLQJ FDOFXODWHG risks with their shot se­lec­tion and run­ning which paid off, the pair lift­ing the score to 6/152 af­ter the al­lot­ted 42 overs.

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