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A Successful Day for the 1sts, 2nds & 3rds!

Last Over Win for Buxton 1st XI

Buxton 1st team won an important match on Saturday against strong opponents in Matlock and Cromford Meadows and the victory keeps them top of the league. Batting first veteran Bob Marsden (40) opened the innings in style while Harry Griffin continued his rich vein of form with 85 not out and was well supported by Matt Whitehouse with 52 and Andrew Slater with 35. Buxton closed on the formidable total of 252 for 6 off their 45 overs. In reply Matlock lost early wickets to the pace bowling of Harry Griffin and superb tight bowling by Fran Slater kept Buxton in control of the game. A dropped catch enabled Matlock to build a fourth wicket partnership of 104 to put them in a match winning situation at 171 for 3, but Tom Griffin took a crucial wicket to turn the game Buxton's way and with the run rate climbing Matlock fell eight runs short in the final over. Buxton have another big game against Glapwell Colliery this Saturday at the Park, supporters welcome especially now the Buxton Brewery stocked bar is open and the weather looks good. 


Buxton 2nds also top their league after another victory by 30 runs against Matlock and Cromford Meadows 2nds. Matthew Poole with 43 and a late flurry of runs from Tim Budd (31), Tom Blakeman (30) and Will Annison (21 not out) led to a final total of 194 for 7. Matlock struggled against the accurate bowling of Chris Simcox with three wickets for 2


3 and Phil Slater with four wickets for 46 and were all out for 164. Buxton 3rds beat Staveley Welfare 3rds by 7 wickets while the 4ths lost to Cutthorpe 4ths by 6 wickets. 


Phil Slater with 4 for 46 for the 2nd XI

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