Match Reports




Doctors beat Butterworth Jones by 58 runs

Doctors                        166 for 2


Butterworth Jones         108 all out


  Butterworths asked Doctors to bat on a fine pitch at Cannington College and were at once put on the back foot by a cavalier display of driving by Will Chandler.  When he retired on 27 the accountants gained their first success courtesy of a good pick up and throw by A.Edworthy to run out Rob Adcock.  This brought in James Murdoch who took up Chandler’s mantle and was soon relaxing in the pavilion after smashing a quickfire 26 not out.  Dave Rooke’s aggressive cameo of 15 was ended by a fine catch by bowler Keith Wiggins (1-20) who ran back 20 yards to hold an awkward swirler, but this merely set up more torture for the bowlers as Graham Fergusson (25 not out) dispatched the ball to all quarters of the ground.    Butterworths’ fielding stood up well to the pressure but salt was rubbed into wounds by the Lee brothers Harry (25 n.o.) and Joe (20 n.o.) who pushed the total to daunting proportions.


  The visitors started their reply positively but were jolted by the well flighted off spinners of Mike Sullivan (2-5) and a typically athletic run out by Harry Lee.  Rob Adcock (2-20) came into the attack and produced two unplayable inswingers to inflict further damage and to put the result beyond doubt.  D.Savill (13) and Howard Pearson (13) restored some pride but the introduction of Joe Lee (3-14) provoked another cascade of wickets with Fergusson providing two good stumpings.  The coup de grace was administered by 9 year old Tom Chandler (1-10).  C.Witherden had played attractively until he was badly dropped at square leg off Chandler’s bowling but the bowler soon had revenge when Witherden (15) unwisely eschewed a cut shot to a ball of good length and played on.  D.Edworthy, the one visiting batsman to look comfortable, had watched the carnage from the other end and it was fitting that he was unbeaten on 32 when the match finished.