Belvoir Cricket Club held its annual Chris Jones T20 Club Day in memory of their late, much missed team-mate last Saturday.
The line-up of Chopper’s Knightriders, Neville’s Nighthawks, Fellows’ Firestarters and Robbie’s Royals all showcased abundant talent, and competition, although lighthearted, was fierce. The semi-finals culminated in a play-off between Knightriders and Firestarters to decide third and fourth place, in which a supreme knock of 51no from 20 balls by Knightriders’ captain Matt Harland ensured victory for his team.
A hard-fought final saw the Royals (153-9) too strong for the much-vaunted Nighthawks (125-7), and the outstanding performance proved to be Harry Adams’s sublime 57no from 35 balls.
Belvoir CC were honoured to welcome Chris’s father Barry Jones who presented Harry with his trophy. Celebrations continued into late evening.
Belvoir CC expressed its gratitude to everyone who assisted and supported the event, particularly the sponsors – notably (but not exclusively) Helen’s Flowers of Grantham, Harrowby Lodge Nursing Home, Bombay Brasserie, and M. Widdowson and Son of Stathern.