Cricket: Belhus complete season in impressive manner

Belhus 273-4

Mount 174 all out

WAYNE Read struck a magnificent 125 not out in this final North Stifford run fest of the 2016 season. Read hit 18 fours and he was supported by Chris Baker, 54, and Keith Dhannie with an undefeated 52. The Mount reply started even stronger as they galloped away at a rate of nearly nine runs per over. Openers Renvoize and Franklen put on 72 inside the first eight overs. Renvoize scored 54 from 63 deliveries while Franklen scored 45. Lambert was run out by a direct hit from Baker with his personally tally on 20, but Suraj Thapa and Keith Dhannie applied the brake for Belhus with seven wickets between them. Dhannie completed a fine all round performance with four wickets at a cost of just 14 runs from five overs while Thapa claimed 3-30. Earlier, the pick of the Mount bowling attack was Summers with 2-43.

Orsett and Thurrock 213-9

Belhus 203-9

Orsett and Thurrock won this derby encounter at School Lane on Saturday with a solid team effort with the bat. Umar Ayab top scored with a fine 56 and there were other worthy contributions from Feeney, 33, Tyrone Owen who was undefeated on 26 not out, Mark O’Neill struck 39 and Greg Mendham contributed 23. Richard Waters claimed 3-32 for Belhus while Alan Maidment and Matthew Doran collected two wickets each. After the break, Jack Plane and Michael Randall put on 80 for the first wicket as they scored 56 and 37 respectively. Then Zak Wilson went past 1,000 runs for the season with a rapid 41. Billy Maidment scored 15 runs in a frantic cameo while Doran contributed 20. For the home side, Sultan bagged four wickets for just 21 runs from seven overs, one of which was a maiden.

Belhus 155-5

Goresbrook 156-3

Jack Day and Wayne Read both scored 51 but it was Goresbrook who came away from North Stifford with a deserved seven wicket victory. Elsom picked up 2-13 from five overs for the visitors while Scott and Barwick picked up one wicket each. Scott then turned his attention to batting and he smashed a fine 81. With Atkins and Barwick contributing 26 and 20 respectively, the writing was on the wall for Belhus. Atkins was caught by George Maidment off the bowling of Braydon Scarlett (1-46) and Jackson became a run out victim with only five runs to his name.

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