BELSTONE made a slow start to their final game of the season on Sunday when they were put in to bat by visitors Harberton and accurate bowling restricted their score to 39 for two after 15 overs. The shackles were broken when skipper Wayne Pearce took four boundaries off Goatman?s first over and this was the beginning of a fine partnership with opener Phil Woods. Pearce continued to force the ball powerfully, hitting ten fours and a six before he was caught in the deep off left-armer David Cook, having scored 62 out of the third wicket stand of 93. Woods carried on timing the ball effortlessly while the middle order collapsed at the other end, all falling to the guile of Cook who finished with four for 31 from eight overs. Aidan Easterbrook joined Woods with the score on 161 for seven and played a sparking cameo of 19 runs including two sixes. With the overs running out Woods also accelerated towards three figures taking 14 off the penultimate over to move into the nineties and take the total past 200. The final over brought another seven runs as Woods carried his bat through the whole innings finishing with a career-best 97 not out, which included ten fours and two sixes, and took his season?s aggregate past the 500-mark. In reply Harberton also started slowly reaching 34 in the twelth over before Ray (11) was clean bowled by Chris Walsh. Cook hit four boundaries in his 30 runs before touching a ball from Scott Tremain to ?keeper Johnny Carter with the score on 56 with over half the overs gone. By now the visitors were so far behind the clock that try as they might to accelerate the run rate crept ever higher. David Lewis and Stibbs (23) ran well between the wickets, pinching unlikely singles and turning ones into twos but the boundaries that were really needed proved elusive and when Lewis was sixth out for 43, caught by Terry Jeal off a mis-hit from the bowling of Luke Wonnacott, the game was almost over. Two more wickets apiece for Wonnacott and Jonathan Parsons (7.2-1-25-2) saw Belstone through to a 46 run victory. Belstone?s season finishes with Played 32, Won 16, Lost 15, Tied 1, second place (out of six teams) in the Buckley Cup and second bottom (out of six teams) in the South Devon League Division Two, top score 100 exactly by Andrew Paterson, best bowling 3.4-0-7-5 by Chris Walsh. The club?s Annual Dinner and Awards night will take place at Belstone Village Hall on Saturday 7 October.