Match Reports




Butterworth Jones lost to Doctors by 13 runs


Doctors           128 for 6


Butterworths   115 for 8


    Doctors were inserted on a flat Staplegrove batting track and made a cautious start.  David Gwynne Jones (13) was opening out with three excellent boundaries when White (1-6) produced an excellent, fast delivery that landed on the top of the off bail, breaking it in the process, and flew into the helmet of keeper David Edworthy.  Alan Dunkleys brief cameo was ended with a catch off Howard Pearson (1-30) whereupon Andrew Paisley and Harry Lee put together a fine partnership of 45.  Paisley provided the solid base and Lee, having dealt almost exclusively in stylish, flashing boundaries retired on 27.  Paisley (28 n.o.) soon followed him which gave the opportunity for James Bacon (2-23), Phil Greenway (1-4) and Steve Phillips (1-15) to apply the brakes by taking middle-order wickets.  Doctors were indebted to Shay Keohane (26 n.o.) for an excellent late blast which propelled them to a respectable total.


  Butterworth’s pursuit of a gettable total was hampered by good opening spells by Gwynne Jones (1-11) who removed the dangerous Edworthy via an inside edge onto the stumps and Dunkley (1-7) who had Smith well caught by Phil Barker at mid-off.  David Savill cover-drove his way to a pleasing 21 until he found the safe hands of Lee at long off from the bowling of Imogen Mann (1-21).  By this time the home side were in need of acceleration and this played into the hands of Connor Keohane (4-16) whose ripping, leaping leg spin ripped the heart out of the Butterworth’s innings.  He bowled Marsh, had Dean (12) caught by his brother Shay, had Phillips smoothly stumped by Tom Guppy and then hung on to a fierce return drive by Bacon (11).  Cadwaller (19) played some rasping drives which threatened to get his team back into contention but when Robert Adcock at short midwicket held a breath-taking catch from a full-blooded strike off Paisley (1-14) there was too much to do for Greenway (15 n.o.) and the tail.