Match Report SNCL – Home v Beeston & Toton Sycamore III 31/08/13

On the final game of the season Dalby were looking to extend their unbeaten run to 2 seasons and they did so in fine style with some clinical bowling from openers Hedley Lovegrove 11-2-33-2 and Carrick Fone 5-4-5-1 A injury to wicketkeeper Phil Greaves saw him leave the field to be replaced by George Pierce but Dalby were undeterred and further excellent bowling from Toby Smith 5-0-18-2, Joe Gant 8-5-3-2 and David Greaves 8-3-18-3 saw Beeston & Toton all out for 83 in 37 overs and the prospect of an early tea. Dalby's innings started badly with Tom Driver going for a duck and Pierce out for 7 but Joe Gant put on 38 assisted by David Greaves(11) before it was left to the youngsters George Herrick(12) and Hedley Lovegrove (15) to ease Dalby home. Lovegrove ended the game with a beautifully hit 6 and Dalby finished on 88 for 5 in 18.5 overs.

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