Belvedere’s poor run continues

Belvedere’s poor run of form continued with a 10-wicket defeat at Temple Cloud.

BELVEDERE’S poor form continued with a 10 wicket defeat at Temple Cloud.

Having won the toss, Belvedere chose to bat and it looked like a good decision as Jones and Cornish started positively.

With the score set on 32 Cornish drove a simple catch to gully for 12. This started a mini collapse as Jones soon followed bowled by Curtis for 18.

Crockett was bowled by the lively Hamblin, the first of his five wickets as Belvedere capitulated to the Hamblin/Perkins combination. Joe Gadd and Ashfield were soon both dismissed by Hamblin.

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Perkins was soon in the action bowling Chadwick and Watts off the inside edge. Hosey was batting sensibly before Perkins took a superb caught and bowled to dismiss him.

Hamblin wrapped up the innings bowling McCrea and Letherby, who played a fine cameo innings leaving Broadhead not out.

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In reply, Temple Cloud got home with ease without losing a wicket. After a lively opening spell from Cornish and McCrea, the Temple Cloud batsman both played in a positive manner driving well down the ground.

W-s-M Electricals man of the match went to James Letherby.


M Cornish c Perkins b Head 12

J Jones b S Curtis 18

Joe Gadd c K Curtis b Hamblin 7

K Crockett b Hamblin 8

N Chadwick b Perkins 7

B Ashfield c Perkins b Hamblin 0

M Hosey c&b Perkins 8

S McCrea b Hamblin 4

R Watts b Perkins 0

J Letherby b Hamblin 9

M Broadhead not out 1

Extras 7

Total 82


A Mortimore not out 51

A Comer not out 30

Extras 2

Total (0 wkts) 83

Bowling: M Cornish 4-1-12-0; S McCrea 6-0-29-0; R Watts 3-0-12-0; M Broadhead 2-0-19-0; B Ashfield 2-0-5-0; K Crockett 0.2-0-5-0.

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