Delatite in fine form
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