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Denton finishes well in Belvoir success




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South Nottinghamshire Cricket League Division A

Belvoir 1sts 171, Long Eaton 1st 109.

Despite a good knock of 27 by Jake Fisher, Belvoir found themselves reduced to 5-57 by Long Eaton’s Alan Villiers (2-31) and first change Kieran Cooke.

This brought Ross Denton to the crease and saw a stand of 19 runs in 15 overs with a resilient Tony Wade before the latter holed out at deep long on.

A determined and combative Phil Irvine (32) then joined Denton (53) in the match-defining partnership of the game – 75 from 14 overs to take the score to 151.

Denton needed 37 balls to get off the mark but his last 40 came at a run-a-ball and included six boundaries.

Cooke was steaming in and putting the ball there or thereabouts, adding two late wickets to the three he took in the top order to finish on 5-63.

He was ably supported in his endeavours by Kagiso Rapulana (3-37) and a wonderful leg side catch by keeper Brett Scothern.

In reply, six Long Eaton batsmen got to double figures though none managed into the 20s.

Joe Bottomley bowled their numbers three and four with successive deliveries.

Danny Gibson was his aggressive self in a spell of 12-1- 28-2 and Long Eaton found themselves at 4-41.

Greg Oldfield’s spin collected 2-16 and he remains Belvoir’s principle wicket-taker.

But the bowling plaudits go to Phil Irvine (4-26).

He had top scorer Tim Taylor caught by Ryan Lewis (one of three smart pouches by the keeper) in an elegant and accurate spell of seam bowling.



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