AFTER the early season games in Division One of the North Devon League, Belstone Cricket Club found themselves in the familiar position of winning a few and losing a few, seemingly destined to reach the end of the season in mid-table at best.

Then, from mid-July onwards, the team put together their best-ever run of results since reaching the top division in 2015, winning six matches in a row thanks to several record-breaking batting performances.

That took them to the top of the table with one match to play.

Win that match away at Heathcoat on 4 September or have it curtailed by rain, and Belstone would be champions; lose it and Westleigh would take the honours.

On the day Heathcoat made 200 for 7 from their 40 overs.

In reply Belstone reached 114 for 5 off 24 overs before heavy rain did indeed force the evenly-poised game to be abandoned... and the Belstone celebrations could begin!