Belvedere fall short at Outcasts

PUBLISHED: 11:35 31 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:40 24 May 2010

BELVEDERE'S winning run came to an end at Taunton as the challenging target of 292 proved to be beyond the away side. Taunton's openers rode their luck early on, Matt Huxtable was unfortunate not to take a wicket with the first ball of the game and Brian

BELVEDERE'S winning run came to an end at Taunton as the challenging target of 292 proved to be beyond the away side.Taunton's openers rode their luck early on, Matt Huxtable was unfortunate not to take a wicket with the first ball of the game and Brian Hosey bowled well without any luck. Dave Holland again bowled well and removed both openers and should also have had Grenede, who was given not out despite a thick outside edge which was held by Ray Dibben.Grenede and Hewton took advantage of a good batting track with a fast outfield and by the time Grenede was run out, the Taunton score was 221. Statham bowled Cox to take the fourth wicket, but big hitting by Knight and Hewton led to a challenging 292-4 being posted.Belvedere's reply was aided by some wayward bowling and after just four overs the score had raced to 30. The good start was dealt a setback as Chadwick missed a straight one for 10, but Aaron Mott and Gary Gullick scored quickly to take the score past 100 before Gullick was dismissed.This led to a flurry of wickets as Mott, Watts and Holland fell, although the required run-rate was maintained. Ray Dibben and Ian Tasker put on 51 for the sixth wicket with some cavalier strokes until the match moved decisively in Taunton's favour when Tasker was caught with the score on 188. Although Dibben and the tail were able to add 50 runs, this was not enough as Belvedere's reply ended on 238.Tasker Printer's man of the match went to Ray Dibben who batted and kept wicket excellently.

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