Belvedere fall short of mammoth total

PUBLISHED: 11:31 01 June 2012

Neil Chadwick

Neil Chadwick

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Belvedere’s batsmen gave a good attempt at chasing down Temple Cloud’s total of 317.

BELVEDERE entertained second placed Temple Cloud, who elected to bat first.

The home bowlers were soon under pressure as Sheppard and Hayne were soon in full flow. With all bowlers suffering, Chadwick introduced his leg spin and was soon rewarded as Sheppard edged to Jones for 61.

Curtis came to the crease and looked at ease from the word go, before Hayne was out to an outstanding one-handed catch by Joe Gadd off McCrea. Despite the best efforts of Jack Gadd and Mike Broadhead, the Temple Cloud innings finished on 317-3, with Curtis finishing on 120 not out and McHale 50 not out.

In reply, Belvedere’s innings began poorly as McCrea and Lodge soon perished. Chadwick and Joe Gadd began rebuilding the innings before Chadwick (54) was lbw to Hayne with score on 88.

Ashfield joined Gadd and the pair continued to attack before Ashfield (32) departed with the score on 151. Gadd (69) finally succumbed leg before to S Curtis who also removed Jones.

Jack Gadd and Crockett continued to bat positively as the innings closed on 264-7. WsM Auto Electricals man of the match went to Joe Gadd.

Temple Cloud

J Hayne c Joe Gadd b McCrea 54

M Sheppard c Jones b Chadwick 61

K Curtis not out 120

A Mortimore b Chadwick 2

S McHale not out 50

Extras 30

Total (3 wkts) 317

Bowling: S McCrea 8-1-60-1; Joe Gadd 4-1-28-0; M Broadhead 12-1-66-0; Jack Gadd 8-0-68-0; N Chadwick 12-0-75-2.

Belvedere

N Chadwick lbw Hayne 54

S McCrea b S Curtis 0

J Lodge c Mortimore b Head 1

Joe Gadd lbw Curtis 69

B Ashfield b Head 32

K Crockett c Campbell b Curtis 28

J Jones c Campbell b Curtis 0

Jack Gadd not out 44

N Hancock not out 11

Extras 25

Total (7 wkts) 264

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