Belvedere batsmen impress at Fitzhead

PUBLISHED: 10:39 10 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:35 24 May 2010

BELVEDERE continued their good run of form with an impressive away win at Fitzhead. Again the victory was fashioned by some explosive batting, as for the second consecutive week Belvedere went past the 300 mark. After winning the toss and choosing to bat

BELVEDERE continued their good run of form with an impressive away win at Fitzhead.Again the victory was fashioned by some explosive batting, as for the second consecutive week Belvedere went past the 300 mark. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Belvedere shrugged off the early loss of Chadwick. Arron Mott dominated the Fitzhead attack and together with skipper Dave Holland put on 76 runs for the second wicket. Belvedere suffered a mini collapse as Holland was bowled by Burns and Gullick was dismissed for a duck but Mott and new batsman Ian Tasker soon mounted a recovery as they put together the best partnership of the season as good and bad balls disappeared all over South Somerset. The partnership was worth 191 runs as both were rarely troubled and looked in imperious form. Mott hammered 21 fours and four sixes before falling for 145. Tasker carried his bat for a magnificent 120 as Belvedere posted 318-4.Fitzhead batted well in reply, but the target was always going to be too high. Matt Huxtable enjoyed himself on a bouncy, hard track and forced the first breakthrough as Hendy was dismissed, thanks to a superb catch by Gullick. Huxtable then held two catches as Brian Hosey and Holland picked up wickets. Holland picked up two more wickets to reduce Fitzhead to 121-5. An excellent stumping by the recalled Ray Dibben was responsible for the sixth wicket, Burns and Bellamy put on 101 runs to enable Fitzhead to pick up useful batting points, but late wickets for Statham and Holland helped the visitors gain eight bowling points to take their total to 33. The Fitzhead reply finished on 260-8, Belvedere winning by 58 runs.Tasker Printers man of the match went to Arron Mott.

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