Harberton v Belstone BELSTONE travelled to Harberton in South Devon for their final game of the season last Sunday. The match took an all-too-familiar pattern for the visitors - a disciplined performance in the field with accurate bowling and sharp fielding, followed by a lacklustre batting display which failed to get close to a total that should have been achievable. By far the most significant partnership of the match came at the beginning when Harberton openers David Ray (six boundaries in 56) and Bob Owers (20) put on 71 valuable runs for the first wicket in 20 overs before Owers was caught - and stumped for good measure - by Pete Gross off Neil Rowlands. Runs were never easy to come by as Jonathan Parsons (8-3-14-0), David Binns (6-1-26-0), Rob Sandercock (6-0-25-1) and Rowlands (6-2-14-1) all bowled well without much luck, but wickets proved elusive until the introduction of occasional bowlers Dennis Edwards and Wayne Pearce. These two reduced the home side from 101 for two to 142 for nine in the space of 11 overs with Edwards returning season-best figures of four for 27 and Pearce chipping in with three for 17. Harberton were all out at the start of the final over for 145. Belstone?s reply was a tentative affair with the highest partnership only 20 runs. Wickets fell steadily with four edges going to keeper or slips as Culf (6-0-14-0), Shepherd (8-2-20-1), the left arm spin of Cook (8-0-24-2), Jack Buckner (4.4-0-15-3) and Barry Goldsmith (8-2-27-4) all kept the pressure on with tight line and length bowling. The only batsmen to reach double figures were opener Scott Tremain, who battled through 19 overs for his 23, and Edwards, who made 19 before falling caught behind as he tried to play his first-ever reverse sweep. The innings finished with a spectacular diving catch in the deep by Tobias to give Harberton a surprisingly easy victory by 40 runs. Belstone man of the match: Dennis Edwards.