Monday, December 5, 2022

Cricket: Heffernan reaches a thousand runs for Belhus

Horndon on the Hill 1st 248-7 dec
Belhus 1st 197 all out

Abdul Samid led the way for Horndon on the Hill as he top scored in this Shepherd Neame Essex League division two derby at North Stifford on Saturday. He struck 79 runs, while additional support came from Reshad Mullboccus with 36, Gary Ginsburgh hit 30 and Liam Hubbard contributed 33.

Dale Kenyon of Belhus toiled away to bowl a mammoth 26 overs which was the third highest match tally by any Belhus bowler in the club’s history; he ended with 4-120 which included three maidens. Billy Winter, Gavin Jefferies and Connor Day picked up one wicket each.

After the interval, Joe Joyce reached 1,000 runs for the season by top scoring for Belhus with 68 runs, though his team fell short by a margin of 51, despite good supporting knocks of 31 from both Ryan Wells and Danny Joyce Usman Jan took 3-56 for the visitors, Jack Marson claimed 3-60 while Abdul Samid. chipped in with 2-29.

Belhus 2nd 252-7 dec
Old Parkonians 2nd 69 all out

ROY Heffernan surpassed 1,000 runs for the season with a majestic innings of 101 in this one-sided Shepherd Neame Essex League match at Oakfield on Saturday. Mathew Lewis junior bolstered the visitors’ team score still further with a personal best for senior cricket when he reached 68 runs.

Upminster 6th 167 all out
Belhus 4th 169-9

Belhus edged home in a tense finale at Campion School on Saturday. John Forrest steered his team out of a difficult situation with 53, striking six fours and three sixes, while Ryan Prendergast held fort for a valiant 18 not out at the end. Earlier, Scott Stonham traded in fours of a different kind to collect 4-44 from twelve overs which included one maiden while Paul Hall personified economy with 3-29, also from a dozen overs.

For Upminster, Paul Scott hit 30, Dominic Reynolds made 34 while Samuel Hamilton-Barber top scored with 37. Oliver White picked up three Belhus wickets at a cost of 47 runs from ten overs.

Meanwhile, the Belhus third eleven crashed at home to Wickford thirds by eight wickets. The home side declared after posting a meagre 154 for the loss of eight wickets but the visitors romped home with almost an hour to spare as they finished on 155-2.

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