Cricket: Belhus 2nds are first!

Belhus 2nd XI 203 for 7
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd XI 163 for 5

Belhus 2nd XI Clinch Title

IN their final league match of the season, Belhus 2nd XI became 2013 champions of Division 3 of the Shepherd Neame Essex League.

Batting first at North Stifford, Belhus reached a competitive total of 203 thanks to a magnificent 59 from No. 8 batsman Dan Dreher and contributions from the in-form Roy Heffernan (36) and the stylish Nick Marns (36).

In reply, Belhus medium-pacer Matthew Williams captured two wickets, but Old Southendian & Southchurch held out for a draw and Belhus secured sufficient points necessary for them to finish top of their Division.

And in becoming the only side in the borough to win a Division in Essex’s premier cricket league, skipper Mark Sansom is to be congratulated for gaining promotion in his inaugural season as captain of a senior Belhus team.

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