Match Reports




Doctors lost to Cannington


           It was a sun-dappled evening with a coolish breeze out of the North-West.  Somehow, despite scoring a massive 164 – 1 and dominating 90% of the game, Doctors contrived to lose.

           Doctors started well with J. Ogle taking 11 off the first over, but then Rob Adcock was unluckily caught off a top edge by Harry Fisher at short mid-wicket. Graham Ferguson joined the assault and after 6 overs the total was a respectable 56 when Ogle retired. Keith Powell soon had his eye in (after its prolonged rest) and joined the chase.  When Ferguson also retired Mat Bere added some impressive stroke play with one fine 6 and some good running between the wickets. At the close Dickie Budd was on 14 and Sam Powell had faced just one ball. The wicket was true and batting had not been greatly difficult.

          For Cannington runs came less predictably although one opener D. Lush reached a useful 33. Their next five batsmen made modest amounts of runs, but it was Adam Caswell at 7 who provided the acceleration they needed to bring about the possibility of an unlikely victory. At the other end Harry Fisher (son of Adrian) batted effectively for 14; George King fell first ball, leaving their last man and the day’s captain his father Stephen to find a single off the final ball to see them home. Doctors had rotated their bowlers to the best of their ability and had held their catches, but it was only Sam Powell with 2-25 off 4 who was treated with respect.