Match Reports




Central Brittany CC lost to Doctors by 42 runs


Doctors                             164 all out


Central Brittany                122 all out



  Doctors won the toss and began briskly with 12 runs off the first over, but thereafter the ratio of free hits to good balls narrowed considerably and Doctors found themselves 19 for 2 after 3 overs. A period of rebuilding was required and was duly supplied by Rob Moore (21) and Phil Barker (28) who after a slow start put on 55 for the 3rd wicket to take the score to 74 in the 15th over before Rob fell lbw to a ball that kept low. A collapse then followed to reduce Doctors to 91 for 6 in the 20th over and a second rescue operation was required, this time by Harry Lee. Batting with great fluency despite a broken thumb, he was ably supported by the tail, but ran out of partners in the 33rd over and was left stranded on 49 not out with the total on 164, and Geoff Palmer ending 6 overs of off spin with 3 for 17.

   Central Brittany (CB) then launched their innings with a frenetic attack on Joe Lee and Sam Powell, but Joe took a wicket in each of his first two overs (3-27-2) to ensure that the outright attack did not go unpunished. Nonetheless CB reached 50 in the sixth over with some powerful hitting from Nick Matthews (36) but the match was turned round by a fine spell of 3 wickets in 8 balls from Sam Powell (7-32-3). He ripped out the middle order, including Tom Edmunds, the top scorer from last year, whose stumps were sent flying by the first ball he faced. Nick Matthews was then spectacularly run out by the combination of a flat throw from deep mid on by Keith Powell and Harry Lee gathering the ball and removing the bails with his good hand. Thereafter CB subsided gently for 122 thanks to Andrew Paisley (1-1-2), although the total would have been under 100 had not the doctors dropped 4 catches as their concentration lapsed with the game as good as won.