BILLERICAY skipper Lee Knight led the way as his side secured a third win in succession.

Knight top scored with 77 not out as Billericay beat Belhus by seven wickets in Saturday’s Premier Division clash.

And Knight was pleased to play a key part in the victory.

“It’s always good to contribute,” said Knight.

“As a skipper my main priority is winning the game and if I can chip in it’s an added bonus.

“We have lost a couple of players over the winter who used to open for us and with quite a few all-rounders in our side I thought it best I step up and open this year to help balance the batting order.

“It’s not going too bad so far.”

Billericay’s latest win kept them fifth in the standings.

And Knight was pleased to keep the good run going.

“I was very pleased with the result on Saturday,” said Knight.

“Belhus are a good side so to perform as well as we did and win comfortably was a big boost to the team.

“It gives us a nice bit of momentum going into the second half of the season.”

Belhus batted first and were bowled out for 153.

Andy Smith did the damage with the ball for Billericay as he took four wickets for just 19 runs.

Darren Ironside also took 3-38 while Ross Poulton took 2-28 to put Billericay in control.

The visitors then made it home for the loss of three wickets, with Knight top scoring with 77 not out.

Opener Nathan Khelawon was the second highest scorer with 28.

Billericay will now look to make it four wins in a row when they head to Chelmsford.