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After a damp and murky day a great League match took place in the early evening at the Buckhorn ground.

Having lost to Buckhorn in the Cup semi-final the previous week Stalbridge were looking for revenge.

Having won the toss Buckhorn put Stalbridge into bat and despite some short-ish boundaries the opposition only managed to accumulate 92, all out.  As has become the norm the team bowled and fielded superbly.  All the bowlers – John Cooper, Sam Godfrey, James Paterson, Alistair Johnson, Ed Munday and Ollie Corner stuck to their work and bowled tightly and with aggression, especially with a wet and greasy ball to start with. Particular mention must go to James Paterson who took 3 for 14 from 3 overs. Despite being gifted a wicket with his first ball he bowled very well.  Copper, Godfrey and Johnson got the other bowler taken wickets and Munday was very unlucky not to join it.

But, as has also become the norm, the Buckhorn batting lacked depth, with only two batsmen getting into double figures (Alistair Johnson – 33 and Dodd – 18).  The next highest score was 4.  Something that must be worked on.

Despite all of that the team got to 83 for 7 in the last over.  A gutsy team effort.  More batting application required!