Saturday, June 22, 2024

Belhus Youth CC: Weekend results

Orsett U15  48-7
Belhus U15  51-0

Jack Martin-Hussey took three wickets for no runs in three overs in this South Essex U15 west division league fixture at North Stifford.  With Ryan Wells, Mason Ruck and Sam Hall picking up one wicket each, Orsett were restricted to 48-7 under heavy clouds.  With the weather closing in, Belhus made light work of their reply through Wells, 32 not out and Jake Wolfe, 17 not out.

Belhus U15  75 all out
Horndon on the Hill U15  36 all out

In bowler-friendly conditions at Horndon on the Hill recreation ground, Sam Hall picked up three wickets at a cost of just four runs from four overs (two maidens) as Belhus picked up their second league victory in as many days.  Elliott Playle claimed two wickets for six runs from three overs.  Earlier, Ryan Pitcher top scored with 16 for Belhus and he was supported by Ben Kent with eleven runs.

Wickford U11  273-3
Belhus U11  235-8

The Belhus under eleven team lost to table topping Wickford in this pairs fixture at North Stifford. The Belhus team carried on their good fielding displays from recent games by restricting Wickford to 273 in their 20 overs.  Joshua Reynolds had another fine game.  Not only did he achieve a run out and bag two wickets for just seven runs from three tidy overs, he contributed a solid eleven runs in the Belhus reply.  But the visitors’ total proved to be too challenging despite a batting onslaught from Eathan Morris.  He hit an impressive 20 not out including a six over the mid-wicket boundary.  Additional Belhus batting support was provided by Tyler Kohl and Zak Wilson with seven runs each.

Eastwood U13  81-8
Belhus U13  77-6

Belhus U13s came within four runs of the home team’s total in a very close encounter at Belfairs Park on Sunday.  An improved bowling display saw Jake Skingle, Joseph Clarke and Mark Fogg claim two wickets each.  The fielding was much sharper too, as Thomas Enright took an excellent catch at backward square leg and Matthew Wakeling achieved a sharp stumping off the bowling of Billy Maidment.  When Belhus batted, Billy and George Maidment, along with Alfie Debono, all made ten runs each, though Cresley took 3-15 from four overs (one maiden) for the home side.  Hart supported well with 2-10 from four overs, which also included one maiden. Eastwood’s opening pace bowler Gawley was particularly impressive, he finished with 1-7 from four tidy overs.


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