Sunday, May 26, 2024

Cricket: Belhus put out a Sixth X1!

BELHUS Cricket Club broke new ground on Saturday when they fielded six senior teams. With their first four teams occupied in the Shepherd Neame Essex League, the Belhus fifth eleven lost by six wickets to Great Baddow fourth eleven. .Belhus were dismissed for 134 and the Chelmsford based team cruised to 135 for the loss of four wickets at Thames Rugby Club.

But all eyes were on the Belhus sixth eleven when they travelled to Lake Meadows where Billericay fifths were the hosts. In a forty overs per side match, the home side posted 220 for the loss of four wickets. In reply, the fledgling Belhus outfit were dismissed for 72 runs.

Belhus 2nd 225-7
Rettendon 228-4

Three young Belhus batsmen attained personal best scores at North Stifford on Sunday afternoon. Sam Hall and Ryan Prendergast put on 104 for an unbroken eighth wicket partnership. Hall hit 58 not out and Prendergast reached 37 not out. Meanwhile, Ewan Day completed the trio of Belhus players who attained individual landmarks with a well struck innings of 56.

But after tea, Rettendon raced to their target within 27 overs. Chris Huntingdon was the star of the show with a superb 152 not out. He was supported by Abrehart on 59 runs, despite the best efforts of Hall with 2-60.


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