Match Reports




Central Brittany lost to Doctors by 1 wicket


Central Brittany          112 for 9


Doctors                       118 for 9


  The match started with a clatter of wickets as both Phil Barker (1-2) and Jeremy Budd (1-18) opened their accounts and Ed Johnson chipped in with a run out to leave Brittany reeling at 18-3 in the third over. Some sanity was restored by Nick Tyrell (35 n.o.) who started to reach the boundary with some regularity, but wickets continued to fall at the other end, with Sam Powell taking 3 wickets for 1 run. More generous bowling from Ed Johnson, Tom Adams and Nick Smyth allowed the tail to wag so Brittany ended on 112 with one wicket in hand.


  The Doctors’ reply was at best steady with the score reaching 13 for 2 off four.  Keith Powell was involved in a run out with Tom Adams (16) and played an unusually restrained innings, struggling to 20 in the 12th over before finally being bowled.  The Doctors were sinking at 67 for 7 when Sam Powell strode to the crease.  Eschewing his father’s example he struck 5 sixes and 3 singles before retiring. Some injudicious batting by the tail and a pressing dinner engagement for last man Budd allowed Sam back in to hit another 6 to win the game with an over to spare.