Stabbo fail to captilise as Butterley bat out

By Adam Harchuk - September 2 2003
Stabbo fail to captilise as Butterley bat out On a an absolute scorcher, Stapleford win the toss and elect to bat. After the crucial win the previous week, a win was required to help out in Staplefords bid for promotion ....
Stapleford reached 217-7 on this very hot day thanks to a fine innings from the in form Mark Fletcher. After his match winning knock the week before against Belper Meadows, he played another good pressure innings to get Stapleford to a good total. At 35-2 with Brear (23) and Walker (8) back in the hutch, Fletcher put on 55 with Harchuk (27) and 83 with brother Paul (23). In both partnerships he played the dominant role. He eventually fell to Andy Bonsall (4-37) for 89 in an innings with included 9 fours and a six. Andy Bonsall was the best of the Butterley bowlers as he bowled so effective away swing. He dismissed Brear, Walker, Mark Fletcher and Ian Brackenbury in his 10 over stint. In reply Butterley got off a a bad start as Probart and Dance fell early to Paul Fletcher, then Andy Bonsall was also bowled for 20 to leave Butterley 47-3. Oldcorn came in and threatened to turn the match as he struck an awesome 52 which included 5 fours and 3 sixes. He dealt some big blows out to Paul Fletcher, fell bowled by the same man which left Butterley 86-4. The introduction of Adam Harchuk (3-17) proved to be a good move by Brear as he claimed 3 quick wickets at Butterley lost 4 wickets for just a single run. At 87-7 it was surely just a formality of wrapping the game up. Richard Hanson (46*) and Chris Paterson (38*) had other ideas as they put on 101 for the 8th wicket and even had a sense of victory at one stage but chose the safety option and batted out for the draw.

SCORECARD

BUTTERLEY UTD vs STAPLEFORD TOWN

at Butterley on 09/08/03

Stapleford Town
A.Brear ct Dance b A Bonsall
23
I.Walker lbw A Bonsall
8
M Fletcher ct Knighton b A Bonsall
89
A.Harchuk ct Dance b Oldcorn
27
P.Fletcher ct Oldcorn b Mutch
23
I.Brackenbury b A Bonsall
11
M.Cliff lbw b Mutch
1
M Clifford NOT OUT
6
C Richmond NOT OUT
7
Extras
22
Total (for 7 wickets, 46 overs)
217
Fall:
Bowling: A Bonsall 10-2-37-4 M Probart 5-0-24-0 C Paterson 10-1-35-0 C Oldcorn 10-1-47-1 A Mutch 8-0-42-2 S Woodward 3-0-21-0
Butterley Utd
M Probart ct Harchuk b P Fletcher
3
A Bonsall b P Fletcher
20
M Dance ct Halford b P Fletcher
4
P Oldcorn b P Fletcher
52
S Woodward lbw Harchuk
2
R Hanson NOT OUT
46
S Johnson lbw Harchuk
0
C Knighton b Harchuk
0
C Paterson NOT OUT
38
Extras
23
Total (for 7 wickets, 46 overs)
188
Fall:
Bowling: P.Fletcher 14-1-72-4 R.Swain 9-1-33-0 A.Harchuk 8-4-17-3 S.Halford 5-0-19-0 A.Brear 5-2-12-0 M.Cliff 3-0-13-0 I.Brackenbury 1-0-4-0 I.Walker 1-0-9-0

Stapleford WINNING DRAW