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Exeter Medics lost to Doctors by 10 wickets


 

Exeter Medics  101 for 5

 

Doctors            104 for 0

 

  The doctors from Exeter were soon in trouble on a rough-looking pitch at Knightshayes in Devon.  Andrew Paisley’s leg breaks and Mike Smart’s bounce and seam movement exploited the conditions well and Smart (2-6) was rewarded with a fine, low, sliding, caught and bowled wicket and another via a good catch by Keith Powell at square leg.  Despite a good deal of playing and missing Raj Dharmarajan and Srinivas Arun counter-attacked effectively until Arun (15) chipped Peter Reed (1-15) tamely to Harry Lee at mid on.  Lee (1-5) was himself a wicket taker thanks to another Powell catch and although Rob Weir (24 n.o.) drove boldly Phil Barker (1-11) and Graham Fergusson bowled constricting spells to keep the scoring in check.  Dharmarajan (25 n.o.) was the pick of the Royal Devon batsmen.

 

  H.Richards accurate seamers and Ravi Dharmarajan’s wrist spin posed problems for Doctors’ openers but Powell and Rob Adcock countered with a policy of aggression that yielded 59 from the first 7 overs.  Both players drove and pulled mercilessly at anything short or wide and before long both had retired on 27 not out, Adcock having hit 6 fours and Powell 4.  John Ogle (19 n.o.) commanded the rest of the innings with lordly authority and Fergusson (20 n.o.) proclaimed his arrival with boundaries from his first three balls.   Doctors’ victory was completed with a whopping 7 overs to spare.