Neil crashes classy century in the sun

PUBLISHED: 09:45 03 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:31 24 May 2010

BELVEDERE comfortably defeated Hardington and West Coker to record their third consecutive win. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Belvedere got off to their usual strong start as openers Neil Chadwick and Aaron Mott put on 61 for the first wicke

BELVEDERE comfortably defeated Hardington and West Coker to record their third consecutive win.After winning the toss and electing to bat, Belvedere got off to their usual strong start as openers Neil Chadwick and Aaron Mott put on 61 for the first wicket. When Mott departed leg before for 27, Gary Gullick continued the good work with fluent strokeplay. Gullick was overshadowed by Chadwick, though, who batted superbly and dominated the partnership with a dazzling array of strokes. Saunders eventually dismissed Chadwick for 147, 108 of which came in boundaries. Ian Tasker joined in the run feast with 47 not out, continuing his good form as Belvedere finished on 315-4, effectively having batted the exhausted visitors out of the contest.The Hardington reply got off to the worst possible start as Aaron Mott showed great agility and composure to run out Hyde and Matt Huxtable soon followed this up by removing Hallam with the reply on 29. Rob Statham's outswingers were causing all sorts of problems for Hardington and the wily Welshman was eventually rewarded with the wicket of Clements. Knibbs and Saunders were responsible for the best passage of play for the visitors putting on 111 for the fourth wicket. Rob Watts took a wicket with his first ball to break the partnership and Matt Huxtable returned to take three more wickets as Belvedere picked up useful bowling points. Belvedere's performance in the field backed up the bowlers' efforts, Jack Gadd distinguishing himself with a number of excellent stops. Hardington finished on 218-8, Belvedere winning by 97 runs. Tasker Printers man of the match went to Neil Chadwick.

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