Match Reports




Kings College Staff lost to Doctors by 8 wickets


Kings College             150 for 3


Doctors                       151 for 2


 S.Florey and Val Samillion opened the schoolmasters’ innings in imperious fashion, driving full and good length balls to the boundary at will.  Both retired undefeated on 30 but J.McCann and Phil Lewis continued in the same vein and after 11 overs the score was 100 for 0.  Lewis and McCann soon reached 30 and also retired but just when Doctors were despairing of ever taking a wicket and fearing that they would be chasing over 200 Sam Powell (1-25) and Beth Sellick came on to bowl.  These two bowled an impressive line and length and imposed a stranglehold on the middle order.  Peter Reed also kept things tight, Andrew Paisley contributed a run out and only Laing (10) thereafter got into double figures.  He was bowled by Charles Granville (1-20) attempting an outrageous paddle shot and the visitors were mightily relieved to have kept the score to 150.

 Paisley and John Ogle survived a hostile opening spell from McKegney but Ogle (11) was then bowled by a teasing, flighted ball from Steve Shaw (1-17).  Paisley and Andrew Jeanes made good use of the true bounce and lack of lateral movement to keep the score moving at eight an over until Jeanes (25) top-edged a pull off Laing (1-24) and was caught by Biggs at midwicket.  This allowed Paisley to form a third enterprising partnership, this time with Tom Langston, again at a relentless eight runs per over.  Paisley’s well-constructed and perfectly paced innings concluded when he retired on 30; soon to be followed by Langston whose unorthodox but highly effective style also yielded 30 not out.  They left the perfect platform for Powell (24 n.o.) and Granville (19 n.o.) to mount the final assault and despite the return of Kings’ quicker bowlers at the death Doctors achieved an improbable victory with 10 balls in hand.