Belhus 1st 228-8
Eastwood 1st 155 all out
A truly excellent performance with both bat and ball saw Belhus achieve a comprehensive victory at Belfairs Park on Sunday. Despite a challenging total, no Belhus batsman reached a half-century, instead it was a gutsy team performance with no fewer than seven batsmen reaching double figures. Opening batsman Ryan Wells made 27, Mathew Lewis hit 28, while other contributors were captain Chris Baker with 39, Brian Edwards 13, Daniel Dreher 28, Ricki Ellis 26 not out and Mitchell Arthur with 13. For the home side, fifth change bowler Byford was the most productive, his five-over spell yielding three wickets for 37 runs. Brothers Daniel and Matthew Wakeling had senior debuts to remember; Matthew hit the top of Long’s off stump to send the number three batsman back to the pavilion for 30, while Daniel clean bowled Eastwood’s number four batsman Michaelis, after he had just four runs to his name. Daniel finished with 1-21 from four overs and Matthew, 1-13 from three overs. Dreher then ripped through the middle order with 3-24 from seven overs, which included a diving caught and bowled to remove number five batsman Squires for 21. Cliff Cansdale mopped up the tail with 2-16 from 4.3 overs after accurate throws from Ellis and Dreher contributed to two excellent run-out dismissals.
Stanford le Hope 1st 287 all out
No fewer than four batsmen, two on each side, scored half-centuries in this run-fest of a derby fixture at Stanford Recreation Ground on Saturday. Drain and Poulton hit 78 and 86 respectively, while Michael Fogg and Daniel Dreher returned the compliment for Belhus by scoring 62 and 67. But at the final reckoning, Belhus fell 44 runs short in an enjoyable game. For the home side Gaylor and Page bagged 3-29 and 3-43, while four Belhus bowlers captured two wickets apiece. They were Dale Kenyon, 2-34, Robert Joyce, 2-47, Fogg 2-29 and Dreher, 2-30.
Cassowaries 135 all out
Belhus 3rd XI 136-3
Second change Belhus bowler Terry Squires was in devastating form with the ball as he took three wickets at a cost of just seven runs from six overs at North Stifford on Saturday. Meanwhile, his father Michael was also amongst the wickets, picking up 2-25 from eight overs. The father and son combination resulted in the visitors being reduced to 87 for 5 after 27 overs and were eventually dismissed with Xavier Smith took wickets from three deliveries. After the break, Roy Heffernan saw Belhus home with a fine 42 not out, while offering good support were Nathan Turner with 30 and Ben Kent with 35.
Dulwich 3rd 158 all out
Belhus 2nd 160-3
Roy Heffernan completed a fine weekend by scoring 77 not out and claiming 3-19 from seven overs. Alan Maidment took 2-38 from eight overs while Robert Long, Jack Plane and Sam Hall took one wicket apiece. Robert Joyce, opening the batting for Belhus, hit a fine 64 as Belhus emerged with a creditable seven wicket victory.