Delatite overcame scorching temperatures on Sunday to win the Twenty20 finals in both Benalla and District Cricket Association's Cleary and Trewin Shields.February 5, 2014 4:17am
Benalla Twenty20 final between Violet Town and Delatite-Mitch Purce (Delatite), Daniel Edwards (VT)Appeal: Violet Town's Daniel Edwards looks to the umpire after stumping Mitch Purce.
Delatite overcame extreme heat to claim its first Benalla and District Cricket Association victory in 15 years after defeating Violet Town by 61 runs in the Cleary Shield Twenty20 final on Sunday.
After agreeing to an early start at Benalla Gardens Oval, Delatite won the toss and batted first to post a strong 3-147.
Skipper Andrew Startin led the way with 65 in a man-of-the-match performance. Startin battled heat exhaustion before retiring with one over remaining in the innings.
He combined with Mitchell Purcell (33 not out) to post a 103-run third wicket partnership, after Jack Egan opened the innings with a quick-fire 21.
Poor ground fielding and a liberal scattering of wides (17) did nothing to help Violet Town’s cause.
Opening bowler Glenn Parmansche (2-28) was strong for Violet Town, while Ryan Arians contributed with a wicket of his own.
Facing a tough run chase the top order struggled early with Violet Town star batsman Simon Holmes bowled by Dan Walker for just seven.
Skipper Rob Saker (12) followed just a few balls after, as good as sealing Delatite’s fate.
Ben Janissen (31) top scored for Violet Town but the task was too great and his side finished at 7-86 from the innings.
Dan Walker showed little mercy to Violet Town, taking 4-9 in his four overs.
Delatite Cricket Club doubled the silverware in its collection when it defeated Merton to claim the Trewin Shield T20 trophy earlier that day.
Delatite scored 115 in its innings thanks to strong contributions from Colin Godber (33) and Rowan West (20).
Despite good knocks from Matt Storer and Ken Murray, Merton could not keep up with Delatite, finishing on 106 to fall to a nine-run defeat.
Delatite skipper Aaron Madsen starred with the ball taking 2-5 off his four overs to win the man of the match award.
BDCA president Trevor Saker said the umpiring from Peter Sheehan and Mark Winzer was fantastic all day.
No home and away matches took place in the BDCA competition at the weekend due to the excessive heat.
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