De­latite A Grade brings home the points against Ovens Val­ley

Mansfield Courier - - Courier Sport - By PETER SCALES

MANS­FIELD’S De­latite Circk Club A Grade side trav­elled to Myrtle­ford on Satur­day to take on Ovens Val­ley CC in a one-dayer.

The game was orig­i­nally meant to be a two-day match, how­ever, play was not pos­si­ble on the pre­vi­ous Satur­day due to the fire sit­u­a­tion.

The hosts won the toss and batted first and put on what was a re­spectable 151 runs from their al­lot­ted 40 overs.

The De­latite bowlers all con­trib­uted well with stand-out per­for­mances from Joe Cousins who picked up three wick­ets and Brett Ma­honey who com­pleted his eight overs with the miserly fig­ures of 1/15 in­clud­ing four maid­ens.

Lachy Scales, skip­per Mitch Pur­cell and vet­eran Aaron Mad­sen all picked up a wicket apiece, and Pa­trick Smith starred in the field with an ath­letic runout.

The run chase started shak­ily with two De­latite bats­men back in the sheds for just 17 runs.

Opener Nick Scales and Brett Ma­honey stead­ied the ship with a su­perb 78 run part­ner­ship, be­fore a mix up saw Ma­honey run out for a pun­ish­ing 57.

Scales was out shortly af­ter­wards for a res­o­lute 37.

Adam Ma­honey and Chris ‘Fatty’ An­der­son also plun­dered the bowl­ing, both fin­ish­ing un­beaten on 37, to over­haul and pass the tar­get, the in­nings reach­ing 6/187 af­ter 40 overs.

The BP Van­tage Fu­els award goes to Brett Ma­honey for his su­perb all-round per­for­mance.

This was a great win on the road and con­sol­i­dates the side in fourth po­si­tion on the WDCA lad­der head­ing into a run of home games at Lords over the com­ing six weeks.

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