Memory Lane: Belvoir CC were the best side around in the early 1990s

Belvoir CC won the Journal Brownlow Cup in 1992.
Belvoir CC won the Journal Brownlow Cup in 1992.
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This team were hailed as “the best side in 15 years” in the Journal after winning the Journal Brownlow Cup in 1992.

The team had just won the Thompson Cup when they face Balderton in the Brownlow Cup final.

James Heardman and Tony Wade immediately put the Balderton batsmen on the back foot with Wade taking five wickets for just 21 runs as Balderton fell for just 74 runs.

Belvoir made short work of the total, winning the game with eight wickets to spare. Opener Norris carried his bat with an unbeaten 39 as the side retained the trophy to reaffirm their status as the top local side.

Chairman of the Brownlow Cup competition Vic Heppenstall said: “I think it’s the best team they have had in my time.”

The team is pictured immediately after receiving the Journal Brownlow Cup in July, 1992.