Match Reports




Doctors beat Musgrove Park Hospital by 22 runs


Doctors†††††††††† 135 for 7


MPH†††††††††††††† 113 all out


Doctors were put in to bat and John Ogle and Andrew Paisley built a fluent, sensible platform with an opening stand of 30.Paisley (11) played a sumptuous cover drive off P.Williams (2-30) but was bowled next ball trying to repeat the shot.The same bowler dismissed Ogle (20) who drove too early on the slow pitch and spooned a catch to mid on.Graham Fergusson fell in the same way to Berry (1-16) who was the pick of the Hospitalís bowlers.By now the hunt for quick runs was in full flow and the middle order cast their wickets away with gay abandon to Jon Ogilvie (1-19) and two run outs.John Bishop (30 n.o.) supplied much needed soundness with a majestic display of pulling and cover driving aided by nimble footwork and Sam Powell (26) produced his usual firework display of clean striking until he became the third run-out victim. Another assured cameo from Oliver Budd (14 n.o.) helped to add 24 from the last two overs.

The Hospital openers James and Barnes began at a gallop with 29 off the first three overs.Barnes (10) was the first to go via a stinging, one-handed, overhead caught and bowled by Will Chandler (1-18) but James and M.Kemp continued to push the score along.Jeremy Buddís off breaks turned prodigiously at times but went unrewarded but when he was replaced by his son Oliverí wrist spin a wicket fell immediately as Kemp (15) pulled the ball straight to Bishop at deep midwicket.The bounce and sharp turn in both directions from Oliver Budd (2-16) baffled both batsmen and he gained further reward when Jeremy Budd dived athletically at square leg to catch Berry.Skipper Sam Powell (1-6) led by example with a fine spell of quick bowling and triggered a collapse when James (28) fended him to Steve Tribe at point. Powerful throws by Bishop and Chandler ran out the dangerous Stevenson and Ogilvie and a three wicket burst from Peter Reed (3-14), aided by catches from Bishop and keeper Fergusson, put the visitors into deep trouble.An excellent, aggressive innings of 41 n.o. by Dayer breathed life into the innings but with wickets tumbling at the other end he had too much to do.A good spell of left arm wrist spin from Richard Budd meant that the Budd family had bowled all of the overs from one end before the irrepressible Bishop finished the match with another run out.