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Butterworth Jones lost to Doctors by 16 runs


 

Doctors†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† 148 for 7

 

Butterworth Jones†††††† ††††† 132 for 9

 

Howard Pearson (1-25) produced a peach of a ball to make an early breakthrough but Andrew Paisley continued in his rich vein of form as he rattled off a stylish 30 (retired) containing 4 fours and one soaring six.†† David Marsh (1-31) claimed another wicket but Adrian Fisher rotated the strike cleverly while Ed Johnson took on the Paisley role.Fisher (16) eventually succumbed to a straight ball from Steve Phillips (1-34), Johnson (30 n.o.) retired and there was a hiatus in which Robin Wood (2-16) and James Bacon (1-17) worked their way through the middle order.Two aggressive knocks from Sam Powell (17) and Richard Budd (17 n.o.) restored life to the innings and posted a strong total.

David Edworthy and David Savill took 45 runs off the first 6 overs without taking any risks.The partnership was broken when Savill (24) came down the wicket to Peter Reed (1-31) and was stumped by Keith Powell.This was followed by two wickets for the left arm chinamen of Budd (2-20) which brought Doctors back into the game and when Edworthy retired Wood and Bacon had to re-take the initiative.Their stand was going well when Sam Powell (1-18) brought himself into the attack and made a captainís intervention by bowling Wood (11).Big spinning leg breaks from Paisley (2-13) hammered home the advantage with two key wickets including that of Bacon (26) and despite a return to the crease by Edworthy (44 n.o.), a stunning caught and bowled by Sam Puddy (1-4) and good run outs by both Keith and Sam Powell made that there was no comeback.