Belhus 1st 154-9
Great and Little Warley 120 all out
There were some dramatic twists in this 35 overs per side game at Warley on Sunday with both teams producing significant batting collapses. The dismissals of Belhus openers from consecutive deliveries, specifically Jim Banner for exactly 50 and Michael Randall for 25, sparked the first procession of batsmen to and from the pavilion as the visitors crashed from 82 without loss to 103 for eight. However, the tail wagged in the form of an undefeated 25 from Cliff Cansdale, his innings included two consecutive sixes in the final over. Charnaka was the bowler largely responsible for the collapse with an astonishing haul of six wickets for just six runs from his alloted seven overs. The Belhus collapse was surpassed by the hosts, who regressed from 100 for 3 to 120 all out. Spin bowlers Cansdale and Brian Edwards wreaked havoc on the slow turner of a pitch by claiming 3-15 and 3-28 respectively. There was some excellent out fielding too, as Barry Ruck executed two fine efforts in the deep outfield, Roy Heffernan snared two catches at backward square-leg and Mark Fogg set the ball rolling with a fine catch at mid-off to start the Warley slide. Dinesh hit 46 and Ajith struck 31 for Warley, but the hosts fell 34 runs short.
Belhus 1st 165-9
Acting skipper Michael Fogg led from the front with a fine 41 for a youthful Belhus selection, but Bentley emerged victorious by three wickets at Coxtie Green Lane on Saturday.
Goresbrook 120 all out
Belhus 3rd 103 all out
Both teams failed to take advantage of the usual fine batting conditions at North Stifford on Saturday. Belhus were quite happy at tea having dismissed their guests for 120, espcially after Roy Heffernan had hit the stumps at the bowler’s end from long-on to dismiss Goresbrook’s Andy Levitt. Mike Squires bagged 4-26 from his off-spin to put Belhus in a fine position, only to see his batsmen throw the opportunity away. Roy Heffernan top scored with 22, Mark Winter hit 17, Jack Plane reached 13 and Peter Clark formed a quartet of Belhus batsmen in double figures. However, it wasn’t enough as Belhus crashed to a 17-run defeat. Supporting Squires with the ball were Paul Hall, 2-23, Brian Edwards 2-18 and Plane, 1-17.
Belhus 2nd 254-5
London Marshes Select 63 all out
Skipper Danny Norris hit a fine undefeated 53 at North Stifford on Sunday. Runs also flowed from the willow of Billy Winter, 44, Joe Joyce 49, Ryan Wells 21 and Mathew Lewis junior with 46. For London Marshes Select, Holt claimed 3-53 from eight overs. The visitors found the Belhus bowling too hot to handle as Darren Wells bagged 3-22 from five overs, while Robert Long, Ricki Ellis and Joyce picked up two wickets apiece.