Match Reports




British Telecom lost to Doctors by 40 runs

Doctors            147 for 3


Telecom           107 for 5



  Doctors elected to take first use of a pitch of unpredictable bounce at the Taunton Civil Service Ground and got off to a flier thanks to the Powell family.  Ollie Iles bowled a good attacking length and although Sam Powell (24) took 19 off the third over from Paul Woolvin he fell to Iles (1-11) in the next over when he carved a wide ball to backward point.  Keith Powell then formed an aggressive partnership of contrasting styles with James Murdoch which was worth 55 runs when both batsmen retired on 31.  With the total on 108 for 1 after 12 overs Harry Lee (17) kept up the punitive theme until he was caught off the deserving Steve Constable (1-19), his first dismissal this season when playing for Doctors.  Another wicket fell to Telecom’s best bowler S.Denman (1-9) but Jeremy Budd (12 n.o.) and John Down (8 n.o.) used the last overs to good effect to post a daunting total.


  Joe Lee’s probing opening spell of 1 for 10 accounted for A.Stephens caught at point by Peter Reed but Denman made his own statement of intent by taking 18 from the second over of the innings and proceeding to a rapid 32 not out before retiring.  Constable played well and attractively after benefiting from a no ball from Down which hit his middle stump but none of the other batsmen could make any headway against Down or Reed (2-15).  Constable retired on 30 and Murdoch and Rob Bartlett came on to further constrict the run rate.  Keeper Budd took his second fine catch standing up to the wicket as Murdoch (2-3) took profits from the final over.