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.