Belvedere romp to derby victory

PUBLISHED: 10:59 15 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 May 2010

Gareth Lloyd hits out for Mark.

Gareth Lloyd hits out for Mark.

BELVEDERE started their league campaign with a convincing victory over Mark. Mark, who were missing several key players, were put in to bat and struggled initially to get the scoreboard moving as Mutt Huxtable and Brian Hosey impressed with the new ball.

BELVEDERE started their league campaign with a convincing victory over Mark.Mark, who were missing several key players, were put in to bat and struggled initially to get the scoreboard moving as Mutt Huxtable and Brian Hosey impressed with the new ball.Lloyd was lucky to survive two dropped catches and began to look more secure especially through the off-side. Cattermole seemed to have the measure of the bowling until Hosey bent his back to conjure extra pace and bounce and keeper Aaron Mott took the catch. Rob Statham and Dave Taylor replaced the opening bowlers and bowled well in tandem, limiting scoring opportunities with good line and length. Statham bowled Ranjan and two balls later trapped Ollerenshaw leg before in a crucial over. Taylor took two further wickets, Sapoto smartly stumped by Mott and Burke bowled leaving Mark in severe trouble at 52-5. Edwards and Lloyd steadied the innings with a 56-run partnership, taking the visitors past 100.However, Huxtable returned to remove Lloyd and Hosey cleaned up the tail. It was fitting that Mott threw down the stumps to remove Edwards, capping off an excellent debut behind the stumps with three catches and a stumping.Mark's 116 was never going to be enough. Belvedere shrugged off the early removal of Owens as Neil Chadwick and Dave Holland batted sensibly, punishing any bad balls and reached their target in the 29th over to pick up maximum points.Tasker Printers man of the match went to Aaron Mott for a textbook display of wicket-keeping.

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