CRICKET BELMONT completed their first season in the Chess Valley League with an 11-run defeat against Octopus CC at Knebworth House.
Jonny Eintracht was the star performer with the ball for Belmont. He claimed figures of 4-16 from eight overs to cap a fine first season for the club as Octopus were dismissed for 178. There were also wickets for Adam Morris, Jonathan Evans and Josh Reynolds.
Belmont plummeted to 70-5 at the midway point, with Australian Daniel Frumar holding the innings together.
The defeat consigned Belmont to the wooden spoon in Division Five and captain Adam Jacobs commented: “It was a frustrating end to our league campaign, as it was a game that we undoubtedly should have won.
“It’s been a good year for the club, with new additions off the pitch and some positive play on it.”
Octopus 178 Belmont & Edgware 167 LMV lost by 11 runs
DIVISION FIVE TABLE
1. Edgware Pl. 5, W. 5, Pts. 20 2. Greenwood Park Pl. 5, W. 3, Pts. 14 3. Octopus Pl. 4, W. 03, Pts. 6 4. Chipperfield Pl. 5, W. 2, Pts. 5 5. Crouch End Pl. 5, W. 0, Pts. 4 6. Belmont & Edgware Pl. 4, W. 1, Pts. 3