He had a decent run, scoring three fifties in 20 innings, amassing a total of 530 runs and averaging 33.13, with a high score of 95 not out. He also took 15 wickets from just over 91 overs at an average of 25.47, his best bowling a spell of 5-26.
Dalton ended that season with 12.68% of his team’s runs, and 14.85% of Harborne’s wickets.
The young man remained unsigned in 2015, but returned to the North Lancashire & Cumbria Cricket League this year with Haverigg CC. He got off the mark with a century, and over the weekend followed that up with another.
Haverigg played against previously unbeaten Seascale CC on Saturday. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat, making 220 all out in 45.1 overs. Dalton took two of the top three wickets, grabbing 2-59 in 11 overs.
In reply, Haverigg lost openers Robert Bell and James Parminter early, each making four runs. So too did captain Jordan Postlethwaite, coming in anumber four, and Adam Rehead at number six. All four men hit a single boundary in their time at the crease.
It was left to the professional to get the job done, and the former West Indies Under-19 player did just that. Dalti hit 119 not out at number three, with 16 boundaries and six sixes. Dale Graham supported with 56, as Haverigg made 223/5, overhauling the target in 34 overs.
“Things have been going well so far,” says Dalton. “The last game went really well. It was a quite dry and sunny day, so the pitch was nice and hard, so very good for batting. It was a good win.”
Dalton has made 234 runs in a mere three innings, two of them not out, for an average of 234. He has contributed an eye-popping 36.73% of his team’s runs this season. He has already also taken six wickets, including 3-42 against Lindal Moor CC.