Saturday, November 6, 1999 Published at 22:21 GMT
Caddick lone England star
Michael Vaughan helped steady the innings after Butcher was out for a duck
The form of England paceman Andy Caddick was one of the few bright spots in another disappointing display from Nasser Hussain's side touring South Africa.
Caddick spearheaded a weakened England attack depleted by the absence of Darren Gough and Dean Headley, claiming five for 53 and conceding less than two runs an over against a Combined Western Province/Boland XI in Cape Town.
But the support bowling was in the main poor as Mark Butcher conceded 34 runs off his eight overs and Gavin Hamilton conceded 65 off his 20, allowing the makeshift side to reach 358 for nine declared.
Butcher's worrying inability to find his batting form continued as he was bowled for a duck at the start of the England innings.
He lasted just 16 minutes and faced only 13 balls before promising left-arm seamer Charl Willoughby uprooted his off-stump.
Captain Nasser Hussain also fell cheaply, hooking Roger Telemachus straight to Willoughby in the deep for just nine, to leave the tourists in some trouble at 14 for two.
Michael Atherton and Michael Vaughan provided the necessary discipline and application, forging an unbroken 64-run stand spanning 31 overs to leave England on 78 for two at the close of the second day.
England's top performer was unquestionably Caddick.
He added to the three wickets he took on Friday by having nightwatchman Claude Henderson caught at slip by Atherton and then trapping Steve Palframan leg before after the hosts added just 13 in the first hour.
Alan Mullally ended Kenny Jackson's lengthy innings six overs later, knocking back his leg stump after he had battled for two minutes short of five hours in scoring 80 including a six and six fours.
But they were frustrated in their hopes of knocking over the lower order quickly, with Steve Palframan making 74 off 99 deliveries and adding a crucial 54 off 14 overs with Telemachus before Caddick trapped him leg before to signal the end of the innings.
England's players applauded Caddick off the field after his display - a major contrast to his last tour of the West Indies two winters ago when he was regarded as a bit-part player.
Combined W Province/Boland XI v England