De­latite in fine form

Mansfield Courier - - Courier Sport - By DAVID FOSTER

DE­LATITE C Grade’s run of good form has con­tin­ued as it knocked off top-four side Ruther­glen.

Win­ning the toss at Ruther­glen, De­latite sent the home team in to face the mu­sic.

The only player in tune for Ruther­glen was opener Lachie Bat­ti­son who held the in­nings to­gether with 54.

The rest of the team were def­i­nitely off song.

Aussie Scott was in scin­til­lat­ing form for De­latite.

If it had been foot­ball it would have been said he had the ball on a string but be­ing cricket, he was just ba­si­cally un­playable.

Five wick­ets for eight runs was a grand out­come in any­one’s language.

Luke Jenk­ins throt­tled the op­por­tu­ni­ties for the bats­men with his ac­cu­rate 3/23 while

Tyler Chisholm showed he has lost none of his style with a hearty 2/18.

De­latite’s catch­ing was in good or­der with suc­cess­ful grabs go­ing to Troy Ma­honey, Scott Mark­wick, Will Christo­pher and Jake Berry.

The right to feel con­fi­dent in its run chase was well founded for De­latite.

Opener Jake Berry was steady as a rock with 22.

Will Christo­pher made a wel­come re­turn to the side with a spir­ited 42 re­tired and Jar­rad Ma­honey in his de­but match for De­latite was def­i­nitely no slouch with a more than use­ful 27.

Matt Bat­ti­son was un­doubt­edly the pick of Ruther­glen’s bowl­ing crop with 4/43.

By the end of its 36 overs De­latite reached a cred­itable 8/134.

De­latite C’s next test will be against Mi­lawa.

RE­SULTS: De­latite 8/134 d. Ruther­glen 97

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