Cricket: Season’s highest run total not enough for Bute

Action from Bute CCC's WDCU Championship fixture at home to Vale of Leven on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Action from Bute CCC's WDCU Championship fixture at home to Vale of Leven on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Bute County Cricket Club posted their highest run total of a character-building season on Saturday - but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat at home to Vale of Leven in the WDCU Championship.

Bute were dismissed for 137 runs in the 39th over, with Andy Fielding top scoring on 31, closely followed by Richard Harding on 25 and Alan Peacock on 24.

But some loose bowling allowed the visitors’ innings to get off to a strong start, and Vale reached their target in the 45th over for the loss of only three wickets.

* Full report in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 3.