BELTON SURRENDER TO EIGHT-MAN ALDBOROUGH
Belton entertained Aldborough on the Common on Sunday and contrived to surrender to their guests – who fielded only eight men.
After the usual prelims where Aldborough prescribe who can umpire, Belton won the toss and Captain, George Savoury, decided to bowl.
A. Youngman was a thorn in the side of the home bowlers finishing on 70 not out. The other seven contributed 50 between them as 120 was posted. Paul Hodds with 3 for 14 led the Belton bowling attack.
Faced with such a small total and Aldborough fielding only eight, victory should have been a formality.
Five Belton players reached double figures, yet none could go on to post a reasonable personal score. Wickets were lost. The finish line retreated into the distance.
Belton bowled out for 104.
A fine time was had in the pub with the visitors scarcely able to believe their good fortune.
|A.Siddle||ct Moar||b Hodds||10|
|R.Fisher||ct Jackson||b Hodds||0|
|T.Nicholson||ct Savoury||b Hodds||1|
|T.Stephens||ct Savoury||b Khan||8|
|E.Rillett||ct &||b Khan||4|
|M.Mears||ct Savoury||b Indu||4|
|Extras:||(5pen, 3lb, 9w, 2nb)||19|
|TOTAL||All Out||after 30 overs||120|
|A.Toll||ct Youngman||b Stephens||7|
|A.Mir||ct &||b Siddle||25|
|M.Wright||ct Stephens||b Youngman||13|
|K.Comer||ct Fisher||b Stephens||6|
|Extras:||(2b, 1w, 2nb)||5|
|TOTAL||All Out||after 26.4 overs||104|