Hutton bow out at Belhus

PUBLISHED: 10:30 08 May 2017

The new cricket season is underway (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The new cricket season is underway (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Essex League Cup exit for Division Two side

Hutton slipped to a two-wicket defeat at Belhus in a hard-fought Essex League Cup second-round tie.

Captain Dan Hagger chose to bat first after winning the toss, but Mitchell Fenn fell cheaply.

Hagger put on 98 for the second wicket with Alex Tredgett, before falling four runs short of a half-century, and Tredgett followed for 64, having hit a six and four fours, to leave the visitors 155-3.

Australian all-rounder Vivian Paver held firm as wickets continued to fall, smacking four sixes and six fours to reach 80 off 67 balls, before he was out to leave Hutton 226-6.

The lower order lifted the total to 253-9 at the end of 50 overs, but Belhus captain Danny Joyce and brother Joe (30) put on 58 for the first wicket in reply.

Fenn made a breakthrough with the ball, with Paver and Jon Hammond also having success to reduce the hosts to 91-3.

But Danny Joyce and Ryan Wells then shared 107 for the fourth wicket to put Belhus on top and, although the Hutton attack had more success later in the innings, they could not avoid defeat with 14 balls to spare.

Joyce top scored with 86, while Wells hit a six and nine fours in his 65 from 64 balls.

Paver (2-45), Fenn (2-47) and Tom Patterson (2-65) took two wickets apiece for Hutton, who begin their Division Two campaign at Wickford next weekend.

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