top of page


With one week to go before the end of the season, Buxton 1st XI won a nervy low scoring game at home against Nutbrook 1st XI to just maintain top spot in Division 3 North of the Derbyshire Cricket League.

A confident Buxton won the toss and batting first in the hot weather on home soil, lost all 5 top order batsmen for just 14 runs thanks to some superb bowling from the oppositions Michael Chambers. Thanks to a quick 16 runs from Matt Whitehouse and a solid 35 not out from Man of the Match Nick Allen, supported by Fran Slater with 10 runs in a last wicket partnership of 41 runs, Buxton were all out for 96 off 35.3 overs.

Facing an uphill task for the third time in recent matches, Buxton went in to field confident they could pull off a victory, but with no real wickets and runs on the board for Nutbrook the odds looked stacked against Buxton. Then the excellent pairing of Nick Allen and Fran Slater who have been instrumental in Buxton’s bowling attack this year, took quick wickets and with the only batter making runs (45) being run out from a direct hit, the odds changed dramatically in Buxton’s favour. Buxton sealed an improbable win by 9 runs to take the league title chance to the last match of the season. Nutbrook all out for 87 off 29.1 overs, Nick Allen 4 wickets for 40 runs and Fran Slater 3 wickets for 13 runs off 10 overs.

Buxton 2nd XI maintained their 2nd place in Division 7 North of the Derbyshire League, 14 points off leaders South Wingfield 3rd XI with a thumping 9 wicket win over Denby 4th XI. Buxton won the toss and put Denby into bat, bowling them out for 71 runs off 26.5 overs (Lucas Tattersall 3 for 6 off 5 overs and Chris Simcox 3 for 17 off 7 overs). Buxton in reply made the required 73 for 1 off 12.1 overs, Dave Belfield again in the runs scoring 51 not out.

It was a Crispin family domination for Buxton 4th XI on Saturday, playing local Matlock and Cromford 3rd XI at the Buxton Green Lane ground. Winning the toss and putting Cromford in to bat, they were all out for 149 off 31.3 overs (Tom Crispin 4 wickets for 28 runs). Buxton won by 7 wickets scoring 150 for 3 wickets off 37.5 overs (Gareth Crispin 64 not out and Tom Crispin 49 in a 121 3rd wicket partnership.

The Women’s hardball 1st XI won Division 3 of the Cheshire Womens Cricket League by 54 points without playing, as Woodley 1st XI conceded the game against Buxton.

14 views0 comments


bottom of page