Match Reports




Musgrove Park Hospital beat Doctors by 4 wickets

Another warm sunny evening greeted us. Alan Dunkley called correctly and put us in.

Looked at from my fielding position a little while later I realised that the slope had undone us. Apart from Sam Powell who opened with some mighty blows having presumably made the necessary adjustment to the horizontal, and Rob Adcock who twice found the boundary in his useful innings of 13 the rest of the team were all dismissed for single fingers and together could only manage 29 paltry runs. Imogen hit a fine boundary through mid-on at the death, but at the end of our 20 overs we had only reached 91. Of these the skipper carried his bat for 27.

Musgrove Park, true to form had appointed one or two new Registrars and Consultants, presumably largely on their cricketing merits. Without much fuss M Webster and J Webster (? related) retired on possibles while K Stamp opened with 13 before becoming Steve King’s 2nd LBW victim at 2-15. Sam Powell bowled threateningly and took 1-10 in his 4 overs. Sedge bowled tidily without luck for figures of 0-21. The pick of the bowlers was however Jeremy Minchin who ended with 2-9 off 2 overs and very nearly held on to what would have been a stunning airborne left-handed catch at full stretch.

Musgrove passed our total with 4 wickets and 3 overs in hand, and we adjourned for some sausages, chips and camaraderie.