Match Reports




Central Brittany CC lost to Doctors by 111 runs


Doctors                       233 for 8


Central Brittany          122 all out


The Doctors late arrival at a floodlit football pitch owed much to the questionable navigational skills of the Powell family, but Keith Powell soon atoned for the inauspicious start with a steady opening partnership of 50 in 8 overs on a bouncy, grassy pitch. The Doctors serene progress came to an abrupt end when skipper Lee Snelling brought himself into the attack. He bowled Keith Powell (26) and next ball took a fine C&B to dismiss Sam Powell. His fine spell of 6-14-2 limited the doctors scoring but Nick Smyth and Dave Williamson continued to score at the other end, bringing up their 50 partnership in the 18th over. Nick Smyth then fell to G Palmer (6-33-1) for 29 off 24 balls, which brought Harry Lee to the crease shortly before Dave Williamson retired for a fine 53 not out. Harry then launched a spectacular assault on the Brittany bowling with 55 (retired) off 31 balls including 5 sixes. Phil Barker, Andrew Paisley and Doug Johnson all contributed down the order, and Ed Johnson rounded off the innings with a six off his first ball before being bowled by the final ball.  V Mallard, the only Frenchman playing ended with figures of 5-43-2 and the Doctors closed on 233 for 8.


Ed Johnson and Phil Barker opened for the Doctors, both finding plenty of movement off the pitch. Both struck in their third overs to remove the openers but thereafter Phil Barker's luck deserted him and 4 catches went down off his bowling (6-33-1). Ed Johnson wisely choose the direct approach and clean bowled both his victims to end with 6-30-2. The Brittany No 3 Tom Edmunds was by now well established and when joined by Lee Snelling they began to score freely reaching 88 at the halfway point. Andrew Paisley (4-28-1) then took the crucial wicket of Edmunds for 60 and one over from Harry Lee was enough to account for Snelling for 17. Sam Powell then accounted for the lower middle order with 6-23-2, and Darell Edwards, kindly playing for the Doctors as 11th man took 2-6-2 to finish off his team mates for 122 all out.