Guernsey Press

The Butler did it

COBO have one foot in the Belasko CI League final.

Josh Butler running between the wickets during his century for Cobo against Farmers Caesareans on Saturday. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 32394805)

In the same week as he announced his resignation from the Island captaincy, Josh Butler emphasised his quality as a batter with a timely century for his club side to help them to a 100-run win over Farmer Caesareans at the KGV to make it four wins out of five for the Guernsey weekend champions, who remain top of the table on eight points.

Defending champions St Ouen Springfield are also on eight points with four wins to their name as Ollie Nightingale won the battle of the brothers at Les Quennevais – but only just.

Wanderers-Irregulars, led by younger sibling Tom, came agonisingly close to pulling off an extraordinary win but they fell two runs short in their pursuit of the home side’s 135 for 9 in a match reduced to 40 overs per side.

Both Nightingales top-scored for their respective sides with Ollie making an unbeaten 43 before Tom’s 41 kept his side in the game, before seventh-wicket pair Charlie Clapham and Will Hanson very nearly saw them home as they put on an unbroken stand of 56 in the last 37 balls.

Defeat ends Wanderers-Irregulars’ hopes of reaching the final, but Griffins still have an outside chance after they beat Old Victorians by 14 runs, successfully defending 178 in a 30-over contest.

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