Christ­mas comes early for un­der 14s

Mansfield Courier - - Sport - By MAX ‘TAXI’ MA­HONEY

WITH a full list of 13, De­latite took on the boys from Greta.

Los­ing the toss we were sent into bat, but this wasn’t too bad with Berry and Ma­honey start­ing well.

With the wicket of Berry (6) it brought Buchanan to the crease.

He started slow but was able to keep his ‘not out’ form go­ing be­fore re­tir­ing with the opener of Ma­honey (18).

This lead Mor­ris and Rear­don out to the mid­dle but they were not able to trou­ble the score with some good bowl­ing from Greta.

Storer (14), Clee­land (19) and lit­tle Mur­ray (15) kept the score card tick­ing over to help De­latite to a strong po­si­tion of seven for 116 off the 21 overs bowled.

Af­ter a great morn­ing tea it was time for Greta to bat, but they faced some great bowl­ing from Dean fin­ish­ing with fig­ures of two for two off two overs.

Some other great bowl­ing spells came from El­liott pick­ing up a big scalp as well as from Ber­ri­man and Clee­land help­ing knock off the tail en­ders.

With the game wrapped up with one bowl to go the whole team moved into the slip po­si­tions (not some­thing you see too of­ten in cricket).

Un­for­tu­nately we didn’t pick up the wicket but a lot of shout­ing and ya­hoo­ing fin­ished off the match.

Over­all the game was played with fun and laugh­ter with De­latite com­ing out the vic­tors keep­ing Greta’s score to seven for 76 af­ter 21 overs.

Next week the boys take on top of the ta­ble Yar­ra­wonga, so hope­fully we can give Ken ‘Santa Claus’ Mur­ray an early Christ­mas bonus.

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