SHOBROOKE Park paid their first ever visit to Rew Meadow on Sunday and proved too strong for Belstone with a convincing 81-run victory in their latest league match.

Harry Bushin took two early wickets after Shobrooke won the toss and batted but the middle order added runs at a good striking rate with Justin Dollow (21), Peter Steer (31) and especially Emanuel Parmakellis (seven fours and a six in his run-a-ball 62) all batting well.

Belstone hung onto six good catches in the deep to keep the lid on the score and in the end took the last five wickets for 38 runs to bowl the visitors out for 182 with five overs to spare. Bowlers Bushin finishing with 3-21 and Ryan Dennis 31-3.

Belstone openers Phil Woods (12) and Scott Tremain (9) negotiated nine overs in their opening partnership but the extra pace and accuracy of Parmakellis (7-4-14-2), Steer (4-2-6-2) and Ben Trenamen (9-2-13-1) soon found a way through the top order defences to leave Belstone struggling on 35-5. Things did not improve for the home side when the spin of Jason Barnes accounted for three more wickets making it 59-8. Last men Carl Wratten and Paul Selwood then hung on while some powerful off-side driving from Ryan Dennis, who batted 96 minutes until last out for 43 with four fours and a six, took Belstone to three figures, thus securing two unlikely points.