Belvedere remain unbeaten

Belvedere remain unbeaten this season after defeating Butleigh in their latest league match.

BELVEDERE made it two wins out of two with a 27-run victory at picturesque Butleigh.

Belvedere elected to bat and were given the perfect start by Kevin Crockett and Sam Neate, who added 54 for the first wicket before Neate was caught for 19.

Sam Mccrea joined Crockett scoring 17 before his dismissal brought Neil Chadwick to the crease. He and Crockett scored freely until Crockett was bowled for 43. A mini collapse saw Belvedere slip to 124-7, but Chadwick and Callum Ham added vital runs on the slow wicket.

Chadwick was ninth out for an excellent 55 and Ham undefeated on 22 as the visitors were dismissed for 186 in the 41st over.

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Callum Neate gave Belvedere the perfect start, dismissing home skipper Trevis. Although further wickets were hard to come, the bowlers disciplined lines gave few scoring opportunities.

The second wicket did not fall until the 19th over when Nil Chatterjee bowled Higgins with 62 on the board.

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Excellent fielding supported the bowlers as Butleigh crawled to 136-3 with six overs remaining. In the push for runs, Butleigh collapsed to 159 all out including three run outs.

All the bowlers excelled with success for Sam Mccrea (11-3-31-1), Callum Neate (8-1-19-1), Nil Chatterjee (12-2-30-2) and Jack Neville (10-3-46-2), but All Stars Sports Bar man of the match was given to Neil Chadwick.

THE 2nd XI enjoyed a comfortable victory over Wells by six wickets.

Bowling first, Lodge made the breakthrough in the seventh over with the score on 23. Tight bowling saw two wickets fall to the impressive Jennings as Wells crawled to 52-3 off 23 overs.

Wickets continued to fall with the introduction of the spin twins Statham and Robinson, with one apiece. After a superb run out by Harriott, the re-introduction of Jennings saw him finish off the innings with a hat-trick as Wells were all out for 89.

Platts and Owen started well before Owen was run out with the score 17-1. Lodge scored 20 of nine balls with five fours before he was caught in the deep, before Platts fell for 13, which left Belvedere 53-3.

Bennett scored a fine 29 before he was caught in the deep, before Parker finished on 10 not out, with young Harriott (3 not out) hitting the winning runs.

The All Stars Sports Bar man of the match went to Jennings.

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