One of the directors at the club asked me about a possible psyche in a matchpoint game. It was game all, East was dealer and held:
QJ542 AJ765 J7 10
The auction went:
P - 1 - X - 2
3 - 3 - P - 4
P - 4 - P - P
It turned out that the first double was very weak, and the director wanted to know if East's actions amounted to fielding. I said he ought to ask West why they doubled, and why East took the actions they did, but they were both pretty weak players and this may not have yielded meaningful answers.
I know a lot of weak club players who would only have bid 2 at their first turn, so even though 3 might look over-cautious to some eyes, it's not outrageous for that sort of player. What about the failure to double the final contract?