Match Reports




Butterworth Jones lost to Doctors by 3 wickets


Butterworths ††††††††††††† 102 for 3


Doctors†††††††††† †† †††††††† 108 for 7


Doctors were lethargic and off the pace in the first few overs as Stone (25 n.o.) and David Edworthy (28 n.o.) raced away to 67 off 7 overs.Imogen Mann bowled well and was desperately unlucky when two straightforward chances off her bowling went to ground, one from each batsman.When the openers retired the tempo of the match changed dramatically as astringent spells from Sam Powell (1-11) and Peter Reed (1-10) meant that only 23 runs were added from the next 8 overs.Another chance went down but Doctorsí ground fielding improved markedly and Andrew Paisley finally showed his team-mates how to catch when S.White skied a rapid ball from Andrew Jeanes to midwicket.Dean (18 n.o.) was the only other batsman to reach double figures as Jeanes (1-6) and Phil Barker kept the thumbscrews tight and a final total of 102 seemed well under par.

Paisley was the victim of a poor lbw decision won by Simon Cattell (1-18) but Barker and Georgina Adcock put Doctors into a position of comfort at 45 for 1 from 5 overs.Adcock (19) played some handsome shots before an uncharacteristic misjudgement saw her bowled by Waterman.This provoked a sudden collapse.Barker (18) holed out off Waterman (2-9) and Howard Pearsonís masterful spell of 3 for 18, including a very low key hat trick, reduced the visitors to 50 for 6.Not for the first time a swashbuckling innings from captain Powell resuscitated his side.When he retired on 26 off 7 balls there was still work to be done but attacking cameos from Tom Adcock and Tom Adams made light of the task.Adcock (12) was stumped when he gave the charge to Phil Greenway (1-7) but Adams (15 n.o.) finished the match with a six off a no-ball.