De­latite in full stride

Mansfield Courier - - Front Page - By SAM ROUGET

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.

PHOTO: Paul Martin

RE­PLY ALL: De­latite Cricket Club’s Lachy Scales bowl­ing to Beech­worth’s ‘guest’ player, Justin Nel­son. For more cricket pho­tos, turn to page 34.

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