Heat takes toll on cricketers

Saturday off but T20 finals played Sunday

BEST ON FIELD: Delatite B grade captain Aaron Madsen took 1/5 off 4 overs and scored 13 runs to be adjudged man of the match in the Twenty20 final. PHOTO: Peter Hunt

SATURDAY cricket – cancelled due to extreme heat.

Sunday cricket – just as hot for the Division A and B Twenty20 finals, but they went ahead anyway.

Delatite has swept all before it to become the toast of Twenty20 cricket in the Benalla and District Cricket Association, steamrolling to finals victories in both Division A and B on Sunday.

Having practised assiduously in testing heat conditions during the week, Delatite players were well accustomed to the trying temperatures that nature threw at them on competition day and as a result persevered more successfully than their opposition.

Despite that, several batsmen were severely affected by the blistering sun.

First onto the park at the Benalla Gardens Oval were the Division B teams of Delatite and Merton.

The toss was called correctly by Merton captain Rohan Berriman who sent Delatite in to bat.

Rohan West was the springboard that got Delatite off to a flyer with 29 scored at a run a ball.

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