De­latite de­feated by City Colts

Mansfield Courier - - Sport - By DAVID FOS­TER

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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De­latite made fa­mous head­way in WKH ¿UVW KDOI RI WKH LQQLQJV

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.

Af­ter City Colts’ 36 overs were FRPSOHWHG WKH\ KDG PRWRUHG WR D handy 6/152.

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\

/DFKLH %HFNLQJVDOH DQG Daryl Parkin­son 1/36.

Mak­ing a wel­come re­turn to the 'HODWLWH IROG 1LJHO :DWWV VKRZHG KH had lost none of his wicket keep­ing panache to glove four catches.

5HJUHWWDEO\ WKH WDVN ZDV MXVW WRR daunt­ing for De­latite’s bats­men when it came their turn at the crease.

Wick­ets fell at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals and City Colts’ tar­get was never threat­ened.

$PRQJ WKH VXFFHVV VWRULHV 1LJHO Watts reached 17 in his trade­mark el­e­gant style while Todd How­land also made in­roads to make 11.

It was left to num­ber nine bats­man /DFKLH %HFNLQJVDOH WR FUHDWH WKH 'H latite knock of the af­ter­noon.

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He was a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent of the %3 5RDGKRXVH SOD\HU RI WKH GD\ IRU De­latite.

With two balls re­main­ing De­latite ZDV VKRW RXW IRU JLYLQJ &LW\ &ROWV D com­fort­able win­ning mar­gin of 62 runs.

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Kym Hall 2/7 and Matt San­ders 2/22.

The sea­son ends for De­latite C ZLWK D URDG WULS WR 5XWKHUJOHQ WKLV Satur­day.

PHO­TOS: Lachie Beck­ingsale and April Lachal

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.

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