McIntosh hat trick slays Delatite

January 31, 2018

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Lakers A Grade have slayed Delatite, with young bowler Corey McIntosh taking 5 for 8, including a hat trick for wickets 3,4 and 5 at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.

After posting 4 for 180, the Lakers produced some devastating cricket to dismiss Delatite for 71.
It was a tale of the extremes with McIntosh taking five wickets while John Ferguson in his A Grade debut took 3 for 16.
Winning the toss, the Lakers batted and opener Josh Lawrence got off to a flyer with 24 of the first 26 runs; before he was dismissed. Lawrence first 3 scoring shots were boundaries.
Fellow opener Ben Welsh produced 8 and the Lakers were 2 for 39. Matt Casey partnered Matt Knight for 20 runs; before Knight fell for 12.
Bendigo Country Week duo Casey and Reid Clarke batted well adding 56 runs in 11 overs; with Casey dismissed in the 32nd over for 30.
Jim Irvine came to the crease and along with Clarke dominated the bowling with poise and power. The pair took the Lakers to 180 for the loss of just 4 wickets; with Clarke 51 not out from 60 balls and Irvine 41 not out from just 30 balls. The final wicket partnership was 65 runs from 8 overs.
With a good total on the board, the Lakers bowlers had plenty to defend. With 41 runs on the board after 10 overs, the Lakers took control of the game.
Spinner John Fergusson took his first wicket in A Grade cricket and followed up with a superb caught and bowled for his second. The economical Corey McIntosh claimed his first wicket in his opening over; before Fergusson took his third wicket finishing with 3 for 16 off 8 overs.
McIntosh continued to bowl excellent line and length and soon had Delatite 5 for 63 with his second wicket.  Brock McCabe claimed an important wicket; before McIntosh created his own piece of history. In his sixth over, McIntosh claimed wickets with his first three balls; having Fergus Patterson caught by Matt Knight at second slip, Thomson bowled middle stump and then Chandler Leg Before Wicket to have a hat trick in A Grade cricket. McIntosh finished with 5 for 8 off 6 overs with 2 maidens.
Brock McCabe had Delatite captain Matt Stevenson caught at slip and the curtain fell on Delatites day. Having been 0 for 41, they lost 10 for 31 in the space of 19.4 overs.
The A Grade team will now travel to Wangaratta for the next two weeks to play Wangaratta Magpies in round eleven action of the WDCA season.

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