Belstone v Bridestowe

BRIDESTOWE Cricket Club thoroughly outplayed Belstone in the first game of the season ten days ago, with Gary Sizmur making an unbeaten half century in their nine wicket win.

Last Sunday Sizmur turned out for Belstone against Bridford and excelled in all departments with a catch in the covers, two run outs, two wickets, and 110 not out as the home team chased down a target of 132 to win by eight wickets with more than 11 overs to spare.

His wickets (5-2-6-2) came in a lively opening bowling partnership with Corey Burns (5-1-13-2) which reduced Bridford to 16 for four.

They recovered with a brisk partnership of 77 in 48 minutes between Hole and Robinson (20) which ended when Hole was caught low down at point by Chris Walpole for 51 off Peter Harlow.

Two needless run outs brought the score to 104 for seven before Kai Hewitt, making his debut for Belstone, finished off the innings with two wickets in eleven balls including a successful lbw shout from his very first ball of slow left-arm.

Sizmur's one-man assault on the target included a series of powerful straight drives and well-timed flicks through the on-side which brought him 19 boundaries and two sixes in his first century for the club, scored at better than a run-a-ball.