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Match Reports




Central Brittany lost to Doctors by 104 runs


Doctors                       245 for 7


Central Brittany          141 all out


Despite some uneven bounce on an otherwise placid Silfiliac pitch Doctors got away to a flyer as Phil Barker and Rob Moore put on 47 for the first wicket.  Moore (12) was bowled by S.Bennett which brought Keith Powell to the crease to share in a top class partnership of 92 with Barker.  Both defended the good balls securely and peppered the short boundaries when anything was off line or length.  A tiring Barker (63) eventually gave his wicket away and was stumped off Bennett (2-45) which let in Ed Johnson (15) and Harry Lee (30) for explosive cameos.  It all became a bit too easy for the Doctors' middle order and there was a predictable cascade of five wickets as Nick Tyrell (3-39), Lee Snelling (1-40) and Nick Matthews (1-54) cashed in on some over-aggressive stroke play.  Powell (69 n.o.) eventually found a stable ally in Joe Lee (11 n.o.) in an unbroken stand of 44 that ensured an imposing total.


Central Brittany openers Matthews (16) and Snelling (19) teed off with a quick fire partnership of 27 but both were undone by the lethal combination of Sam Powell (2-17) and the excellent catching of Harry Lee at mid-on.  Joe Lee (1-31) joined in with another wicket thanks to a well-judged catch by Barker at mid-wicket and when Jeremy Budd (1-20) snared Bennett thanks to an even better running catch by Harry Lee the run chase faltered.  The match was effectively finished by a burst of two wickets in three balls by Peter Reed (2-30) including a wicket with his first ball on his first overseas tour. Colin Morrish (18) hit 3 fours off 3 balls but was then run out by the ubiquitous Harry Lee.  Tom Guppy (2-18) made further inroads with aid from a second stumping by Graham Fergusson and a good catch by Joe Lee.  T.Rossiter (29) and D.Law (10 n.o.) entertained the crowd until the match was concluded by a two wicket spell from the evergreen Richard Lee (2-19).