Huge victory for Belvedere

Belvedere recorded a 146-run victory over Street, but lost to Huntspill the next day.

Belvedere comfortably beat Street 2nd XI by 146 runs.

Belvedere elected to bat first and openers Mike Hosey and Sam Mccrea yet again gave their side the perfect start racing to 61 after the first 10 overs, until Mccrea (27) was caught at square leg.

Hosey was joined by Andy Platts and they continued the momentum adding 42 before Platts fell for 19 with the score on 103. Neil Chadwick joined Hosey and scored freely straight away. Hosey passed 50 for the first time this season as he and Chadwick added 91 for the fourth wicket until Hosey was bowled for an excellent 69.

Chadwick (76) cut loose in the latter part of the innings and with the assistance of Kevin Crockett (29 not out) helped the home side to 247-5 at the end of their innings.

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Street made a steady start withstanding a hostile opening burst from Hosey (6-1-16-0) before Mccrea accounted for Wall with the score on 47. From thereon, wickets fell at regular intervals to the bowling of Mccrea (6-1-6-2), Nil Chatterjee (9-2-14-2), Jack Neville (6-0-14-1), Crockett (4.1-1-8-3) and Chadwick (2-1-1-2), as Street were dismissed for 101.

All Stars man of the match was Neil Chadwick.

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On Sunday, Belvedere were again in league action when they entertained Huntspill.

Huntspill were asked to bat and Kevin Crockett caught and bowled Cavill with his first delivery in the second over to make the perfect start. Skipper Lillycrop and Garner rebuilt despite fine spells from Mike Hosey and Sam Mccrea and it was Jack Neville who made the breakthrough dismissing Garner (33) with the score on 70.

Organ joined his skipper and they threatened to take the game away from Belvedere, adding 71 before Crockett dismissed Organ for 44 at 141-3 with 15 overs remaining.

With wickets in hand Belvedere were facing a chase of around 250, but excellent spells at the end by Mccrea and Hosey saw the visitors only add 26 in the last nine overs, with Lillycrop unbeaten on 86.

Belvedere`s bowlers put in a great effort with Mccrea (9-2-27-2), Neil Chadwick (9-0-33-2), Crockett (9-1-50-2), Neville (9-1-53-1) and Hosey (9-0-33-0) all doing well.

In reply, openers Hosey and Mccrea added another 50-run opening partnership before Hosey was bowled for 26 in the 12th with the score on 50. Callum Ham supported Mccrea before the latter was out for 40.

Ham followed soon after for 14 and at 103-3 Belvedere were still well placed until three wickets fell for just one run. Crockett (24) and Pete Hooper (22) briefly gave hope until both fell in quick succession and a late cameo from Sam Jennings (14 not out) saw Belvedere finish on 177-9.

All Stars man of the match was Sam Mccrea.

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