EXTRACT FROM DLCA FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

DLCA v REDBACKS 2NDX1

The DLCA have just completed their 2 day game against the Redback 2ndX1, which included International players Joe Mennie and Chad Sayers. As they prepare for the post BBL period, the Redbacks used the game for competition as they go into 5 Shield games in quick succession.

Sam Raphael completed a classy 100 for the Redbacks, and a quick fire 80 from Joe Mennie late in the day, propelled them to 5/394.

Surrey bowler Gus Atkinson was the pick of the bowlers with 0/46 of 14 overs, and Tom Andrews 2/93 the Redbacks spinner, that toiled hard in the 40C heat.

The DLCA found batting tough going, against Mennie and Sayers and other Redback bowlers Benton, Grant and Opie. The Australian quick made early inroads taking 3 quick wickets, and finished with 4 scalps.

Hampshire’s Brad Taylor and Calum Basey, performed best with the bat with 30 and 34 respectively.
Former Redback and current Leicestershire CCC captain Mark Cosgrove,, and Gloucestershire CCC young gun George Hankins, failed to get going for the DLCA