Match Reports




CC de L’Ouest lost to Doctors by 74 runs


Doctors                             164 for 7


CC de L’Ouest                 90 all out


   Doctors opted to bat first in a 12 a side game on a lively pitch and were soon in deep trouble at 10 for 3. This time it was Joe Lee (22) and Sam Powell (35) who steadied the ship, putting on 54 for the 4th wicket before Sam skied a return catch to the bowler. The stage was again set for the broken thumbed Harry Lee, who proceeded to make light of the conditions with a sublime 78 not out. Keith Powell has made his reputation as an aggressive batsman, but he could only stand and watch as he contributed just 4 to the partnership of 53 for the 6th wicket before he was run out. Harry retired to make way for his father in the last two overs, and Richard Lee acquired his first two runs for at least 5 years, as Doctors ended their 35 overs on 164 for 7.

   CCDL again started frenetically being particularly harsh on Phil Barker whose first two overs went for 21 runs. However Rob Moore retained control at the other end and as Phil regained line and length Doctors began to impose themselves and wickets began to fall. Rob Moore utilised the erratic bounce of the pitch to full advantage in a fine spell to take 7-18-3 including both openers lbw, while Phil’s final 5 overs went for  16 runs as he finished with 7-37-1, removing the top scorer M Powell for 23. Ed Johnson  took a fine catch at mid-off to give Rob his third wicket, and then removed the dangerous D Walton courtesy of a good running catch by Keith Powell at deep mid-on. Sam Powell then accounted for Lee Snelling (who he had also removed in the previous day’s match) thanks to a skied catch to Phil Barker. Thereafter wickets fell steadily as both Andrew Paisley and Doug Johnson held two catches each, Jeremy Budd taking 2-9-2 and Richard Lee in his comeback match taking 1-6-1. CCDL ended on 90 all out.