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Success for Buxton Teams in Rain Affected Weekend

With the 1st team and 4th team games both being postponed due the weather, it was all eyes on the 2nds and 3rds last weekend. Buxton 2’s were at home against Belper Amateurs 2’s in the Derbyshire County League Division 7 North.

Buxton lost the toss and were put into bat on a wet wicket. The Belper seam attack proved difficult early on, with Bagshaw, Poole and Marsden all falling relatively cheaply - the latter unfortunate to be run out by a direct hit. When Jacob Blackwell was also out, the Bucks were in trouble at 40-4 in the steady drizzle. Tom Blakeman and Tim Budd (49) began to slowly rebuild, taking the score to 66 before Blakeman fell lbw, following which Budd and Joel Sanchez (27) produced a crucial partnership of 63 which looked sufficient to make the home side favourites. The tail also wagged with Chris Hazelhurst contributing 23 in even time and the innings closed at a satisfactory 167-7 off 40 overs. The Belper response started positively in difficult conditions and, despite a hostile opening spell from Lucas Tattersall and Blackwell, they were up with the run rate at 70-2 at the interval. However, the bowling and fielding remained sharp and a superb run out between Blakeman and Bagshaw was followed by a double wicket maiden from Phil Slater (4-23) which effectively turned the game. With two wickets each from Will Annison and Chris Hazelhurst, Belper were eventually bowled out for 110 off 34 overs. The 27 points for victory have taken the Bucks to the top of the division ahead of next Saturday's trip to Stanton.


Buxton 3’s were also playing at home but on the Green Lane ground in the Derbyshire County League Division 9 North. Buxton’s opponents were Pilsley and Clay Cross 2’s. Buxton were looking for a good result, but rain interfered with the game, and they decided to declare early to get a result. It didn’t quite go to plan with the result called as a draw. Buxton 186 for 3 off 31 overs (Gareth Crispin 58 not out, Luca Bartlett 84 not out). Pilsley and Clay Cross 59 for 5 off 31 overs.

Gareth Crispin hit 58 not out for Buxton 3s

Buxton women’s 2nd XI hard ball team captained by Amy Simcox came out on top against North East Cheshire 1st team winning by 4 wickets.

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