Buxton thirds enjoy winning start at new ground

Buxton CC third XI's first home match at their new home on Green Lane
Buxton CC third XI's first home match at their new home on Green Lane
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Buxton’s third team enjoyed a 12-run victory on what was their first outing at the club’s new ground at Green Lane.

The ground, formerly home of Burbage Cricket Club, played host to Coal Aston’s fourths and on a new wicket Buxton were pitched in first.

David Oldfield played the best innings amongst the clutch of juniors in Buxton’s ranks, the majority of whom are still learning how to build an innings in this longer form of league cricket than they are used to.

Keith Tolley contributed 33 to take Buxton’s final total to 164-7 off 46 overs.

With ball in hand, Buxton’s Harry Gould took an early wicket as 33 overs in total were bowled by under-13 players.

Slow left-armer Dan Capell dismissed Coal Aston’s best batsman in another excellent spell of flight and turn and he was ably supported by Alex Hawley, who took two wickets of his own as well as an excellent catch.

Coal Aston had victory in their sight, only for debutant Cameron Smith to snatch two wickets.

With 12 required off eight balls, the Coal Aston skipper was run out by Capell to give undefeated Buxton a close-fought victory.