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Match Reports




CC de l’Ouest lost to Doctors by 11 runs


Doctors           89 for 7


CC de l'Ouest             78 for 9


Doctors made a very slow start on a very well grassed strip at Serent.  Bala Ponduragan (1-10) extracted lavish, variable bounce from the uneven surface and Matt Powell's outswingers were virtually unplayable. Wickets fell regularly with only Ed Johnson (17) scoring freely until he was caught at long off from the bowling of Powell (2-7).  Lee Snelling (2-17) bowled well as Sam Powell (12) and Harry Lee (10) added much needed impetus and fine innings from Nick Smyth (16 n.o) and Rob Moore (12 n.o.) made the total respectable.


An excellent opening spell by Powell (1-11) and Joe Lee (1-14) was endangered by aggressive batting from Ponduragan and Snelling (10) until the latter was caught by Powell off Harry Lee (1-8).  Graham Fergusson (1-23) and Tom Guppy (2-15) re-established Doctors' control despite a sensible 19 from Matt Powell but with such a low score to defend the game was always in the balance.  Ponduragan (32 n.o.) returned to the crease at the fall of the ninth wicket but could not break the stranglehold applied by the estimable pairing of Moore (1-1) and Jeremy Budd (1-3).