Belvoir beat Stamford to Burrough League KO Cup

Belvoir savour their Burrough League Knockout Cup success EMN-150408-131401002
Belvoir savour their Burrough League Knockout Cup success EMN-150408-131401002
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Belvoir CC celebrated as a good-sized crowd saw them defeat Stamford Town and lift the Burrough League Knockout Cup on Friday.

On home turf, Belvoir skipper Ryan Lewis won the toss and chose to bat first, opening with Jack Copley.

Belvoir captain Ryan Lewis with the Burrough League Knockout Cup EMN-150408-131351002

Belvoir captain Ryan Lewis with the Burrough League Knockout Cup EMN-150408-131351002

The pair looked assured until the surprise run out of Copley, courtesy of a stunning throw by Stamford’s Simon Lem.

Lewis went on to score 47, but it was Greg Oldfield (56), yet again, who wowed the spectators with a magnificent display of batting.

Chris Dobbie’s unbeaten 22 was the icing on the cake as Belvoir posted a daunting total of 172 to defend against an undoubtedly strong Stamford side.

The visitors began their chase in earnest, although Belvoir took regular wickets to prevent any significant partnership to develop.

Wicketkeeper Andrew Hulme (38) and Liam Dave (30) were pivotal in keeping Stamford’s hopes alive.

But once they were out, the run rate fell as the sun set over Knipton and Belvoir emerged victorious by 36 runs.

Belvoir’s Luke Endley, Alex Forbes and Dubai-bound James Fellows were the pick of the attack.