Belvoir Cricket League round-up: Upper Broughton edge past Hickling

Upper Broughton hosted Hickling in their Vale Division match and it was the visitors who got off to a good start through Ian Fisher (36) and Matt Winn (54).

The innings slowed when Craig Shelton (2 for 28) and Scott Mooney (1 for 13) were introduced as Hickling closed their 18 overs on 114-3.

Broughton started slowly, but Stevenson’s 20 kept them in with a chance before some surprising big hitting from Scott Mooney (24 not out) and a man-of-the-match innings from Graham Marshall (47 not out) took them over the finish line with six wickets in hand.

For Hickling, Playle (2 for 37) and Hogg (1 for 28) did most of the early damage.

Match sponsors: Anchor Inn, Nether Broughton.

Melton Division

EGERTON PARK v MARS PETCARE

Egerton Park won by 7 wkts

Mars Petcare: C. Sackree 71*, G. Plowman 9, J. Pollard 7, S. Aslam 48, I. Dennison 1*, Extras 14. Total: 150-3.

Bowling: Marshall 3-0-17-1; Woolcock 3-0-23-0; Barnard 5-0-43-0; Blunt 4-0-39-0; Hussain 3-0-27-1.

Egerton Park: Rose 28, Bailey 56*, Madden 40, Bates 4, Hussain 13*, Extras 11. Total: 152-3.

Frank Woodhead Cup

THORPE ARNOLD B v OLD DALBY

Thorpe won by 17 runs

Thorpe set-up a quarter-final with Grantham after securing a low-scoring win against the villagers of Old Dalby.

Man-of-the-match Chris Waldron scored a quickfire 17 to increase Thorpe’s run rate, while contributions from Lowther (18), Mistry (14) and Newton (17) helped the hosts reach a modest 76 all out.

Stand-out bowlers for Old Dalby were Carrick Fone with 3 for 18 and Gant (3 for 8).

In reply, Waldron also took 4 for 6 at a vital stage of Dalby’s reply to secure victory.

The match was also noteworthy for a return to action of veteran bowler Glenn Main.

Thorpe: W. Lowther 18, C. Waldron 17, J. Fendall 2, J. Hirst 0, J. Mistry 14, H. Newton 17, M. Lane 0, R. McAuley 0, G. Main 0, N. Lane 0*, Extras 7. Total: 76.

Bowling: T. Smith 2-0-14-0; C. Fone 4-0-18-3; T. Wodcock 5-0-29-0; W. Gant 3-0-8-3; J. Whitehouse 1-0-1-2; G. Clayton 0.4-0-1-1.

Dalby: 59.

Bowling: H. Newton 5-0-23-2; M. Lane 4-0-15-0; C. Waldron 4.2-0-6-4; G. Main 3-0-14-0.