Belvedere keep promotion hopes alive with derby win
PUBLISHED: 14:23 27 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:46 24 May 2010
BELVEDERE eased to a comfortable 148-run victory over struggling Brent Knoll to keep their promotion hopes alive. With two games remaining, Belvedere are in third place, 27 points behind Taunton Civil Service. Belvedere were asked to bat by their hosts on
BELVEDERE eased to a comfortable 148-run victory over struggling Brent Knoll to keep their promotion hopes alive.With two games remaining, Belvedere are in third place, 27 points behind Taunton Civil Service.Belvedere were asked to bat by their hosts on a wet wicket and lost Neil Chadwick with the score on 28, but Aaron Mott and Rob Tasker played freely, punishing any loose deliveries, adding 87 runs before Mott was out for 47. Dave Holland was unfortunate to be run out backing up, to bring the prolific Tasker brothers together. Rob began to dominate the home attack and Ian eased the bowling around, offering great support.Rob brought up his century before falling for a fine 107, which included 13 fours and four sixes. Ian remained undefeated on 40 as the innings ended on 237-4.In reply, Brent Knoll struggled from the start against Matt Huxtable and Brian Hosey, who in particular gave Hancock a torrid time. The breakthrough was not made until the 12th over when Hosey dismissed Vowles, thanks to fine work by Ray Dibben.Hancock and Kotas survived until the 21st over before both fell in quick succession to Rob Statham and Dave Taylor, which signalled a collapse.Brent Knoll slipped from 73-3 to 89 all out, courtesy of excellent spells by Statham (4-4) and skipper Holland (4-7) as maximum points were secured. Rob Tasker was named Tasker Printers man of the match for his fine century.