Delatite defeated by City Colts
WITH several regular players unavailable it was always going to be a tough ask for Delatite’s C Grade side against City Colts from Wangaratta.
Indeed it was demanding too much as the local lads couldn’t quite cut the mustard against the visitors.
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After 18 overs City Colts had staggered to 5/49 with no batsman able to make an impression.
Whatever City Colts had for drinks dramatically turned the tide and they slipped into another gear.
After a tentative beginning Tyler Schulze took control and batted beautifully to conclude on 68 not out.
Kym Hall with 16 then Sarwar Hussain with a resolute 29 not out provided great support.
In fact Schulze and Hussain between them added a mighty 78 for the sixth wicket.
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Todd Howland put in a gallant spell for Delatite to top the wicket takers with 2/26. The other bowlers toiled diligently. %RE :LOVRQ WRRN -DNH %HUU\
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Wickets fell at regular intervals and City Colts’ target was never threatened.
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BIG SWING: Delatite batsman Nigel Watts hits big.
CLOSE EYE: Todd Howland watches on, seconds after striking the ball.
LONG SHOT: Clinton Scott swings hard at the ball.