Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Cricket: Belhus lift second trophy of the season

Goresbrook 1st XI: 132
Belhus 1st XI: 134 -2

BELHUS secured the Essex Sunday League (East Division) title in their final match of the season to lift the club’s second championship trophy of 2013.

Against Goresbrook CC at North Stifford, in what was a tense championship decider, Goresbrook batted first and posted a modest total of 132. Spinner Theeban Tavarasa was the star of the Belhus bowlers in taking 5 for 31 and Danny Norris clutched 3 outstanding outfield catches.

In reply, and under not-so-easy batting conditions, Belhus chased down the runs for the loss of just 2 wickets. Joe Joyce top-scored with a cultured 60 not out and Wayne Read (30 not out) and jubilant skipper Michael Fogg (24) made significant contributions against some tight Goresbrook bowling.

The Belhus success marked an unprecedented third successive season in the Essex Sunday League without being defeated”.


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