THE Delatite pace battery comprising Nathan Purcell and James Cousins decimated a lack-lustre Warrenbayne on day one of the final home and away round of Cleary Shield cricket at Lords Ground Mansfield last Saturday.
Warrenbayne’s batsmen had no answer to the relentless attack from Purcell and Cousins with speedsters Matt Stevenson (1/19) and Patrick Marks (1/12), and were eventually dismissed for a paltry 48 runs from 28 overs.
Purcell mesmerised the opposition with his accuracy and swing to take 4/8 from six overs while Cousins continued his good form with the ball by taking 3/7 also from six overs.
Delatite commenced the run chase but lost two early wickets, and it was left to captain Andrew Startin and Mitch Purcell to reach the required total in just 15 overs.
Delatite declared at 2/100 with Startin finishing on 40 not out and Purcell with 37 not out.
As Delatite is currently placed second on the Cleary Shield ladder, Warrenbayne was sent in once again to help Delatite achieve an outright win.