Delatite in full stride
DELATITE Cricket Club (DCC) has been busy over the last few weeks, with two T20 matches over the weekend and the Junior Country Week cricket matches hitting off.
Delatite’s well-oiled A Grade side played two T20 matches over the weekend.
On Friday evening they travelled to Yarrawonga where the home team, Yarrawonga-Mulwala Cricket Club (YMCC), easily accounted for DCC.
The scores saw DCC all out for 65 off their 20 overs, while YMCC 0/66 in the tenth over.
The highest scorer was young Harry Mahoney, who ended the day with 13.
On Sunday DCC hosted Beechworth Wanderers at Lords.
Beechworth posted a huge 3/166 off their 20 overs (best bowling James Cousins with 2/3).
In reply DCC were all out in the 20th over for 120 runs, a respectable, effort but well short of the target.
The highest scorers were Nick Scales with 27 and James Cousins with 26.
Junior Country Week was also held late last week and into the weekend, with 10 local Mansfield lads participating across all age groups from Under 12s to Under 17s, representing the Wangaratta and District Cricket Association (WDCA) against Cricket Albury- Wodonga and the Wagga Wagga league.
The tournament was severely interrupted with numerous games cancelled due to extreme heat and poor air quality arising from the bushfires.
The organisers will determine which sides have qualified as finalists and finals games will be held on a Sunday in the coming weeks once the fire situation settles down.
The regular WDCA season resumes this Saturday, with A Grade scheduled to travel to Myrtleford to take on Ovens Valley Cricket Club, while B Grade sits out a bye the next two Saturdays.
C Grade resumes on Saturady, January 18 with a home game against Beechworth at Lords.
The Under 16s and Under 14s also resume on January 18, both playing away.
All matches and locations are subject to the fire situation, which will determine whether they go ahead and their locations.
Club president Peter Scales is pleased with the way that things are looking from both senior and junior sides of the Delatite Cricket Club.
“Delatite has shown great improvement in the senior ranks this season,” Scales said.
“At the halfway mark, we sit in the top four in A Grade and C Grade, while B Grade is in third position.”
Scales and the rest of the club are looking forward to the rest of the season.
REPLY ALL: Delatite Cricket Club’s Lachy Scales bowling to Beechworth’s ‘guest’ player, Justin Nelson. For more cricket photos, turn to page 34.