Match Reports




News for Season 2003


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†††††††† This Season††††††††††††††††††† 23††††††† 17††††††† 0†††††††† 6†††††††††


†††††††† Historical Totals†††††† ††††† 409††† 270††† 12††††† 127†††††



†††††††† BWDCC has now completed 21 seasons


†††††††† Only 25 fixtures arranged this year!


†††††††† Only 2 matches cancelled (12 cancelled last year):both by the opposition.No matches lost to the weather (The first time that this has happened).



†††††††† 39 players, of whom 9 played only 1 game.††††

†††††††† 31 players bowled.



†††††††† Personal landmarks:


G.Fergusson††† 7500 runs

A.Paisley ††††††† 1500 runs


M.Sullivan†††††† 50 wkts


Several ďalmostĒ records:††††††† P.Barker 30 runs short of 1000 runs

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† W.Chandler 32 runs short of 2000 runs

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D.Gwynne Jones 4 runs short of 2500 runs

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† P.Reed 9 wickets short of 400 wickets

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† K.Powell 1 wicket short of 50 wickets

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††††††† Records achieved this year:


Leading run scorer G.Fergusson 560 runs.

Leading wicket taker P.Reed 32 wickets.




No new doctors played (Third season running).†† The total is still 64



††† ††Bridgwater Doctors 21st Anniversary


3 of the original team who played against the Quantock Gateway on 21st July 1983 played this year:


Peter Reed

Graham Fergusson

Dave Rooke





†††† Captainís commendations


We have played very well as a team this year and I cannot think of anyone who has not made a valuable contribution at some stage.In particular I would like to mention:


Will Chandler †††††††††† Batting average 107.Career average 59.If only he could manage more than 3 games a season!


John Ogle†††††† Consistent opener.Regular player.Batted sublimely at times this year.


James Murdoch†††††††† Obvious class.Most promising newcomer.Fielding an asset. Top of the bowling averages!


Phil Barker††† Ace finisher.Turns in valuable performances every time.Played at least 3 match winning innings.


Sam Powell††† Explosive batsman.Guaranteed to increase the scoring rate.Played at least two match winning innings.Will be really devastating if he learns that even he has to defend occasionally.†† Stalwart of the bowling attack.More than useful fielder.Will be sorely missed next year while he is at University.


Graham FergussonAveraged over 100 for most of the season until the last match.Scored over twice as many runs as anyone else.Expert keeper.Valuable bowler.Won numerous games.Bats better in the dark!


John Down††† Mr Reliable.Always at the sharp end.Almost all of his wickets are top order batsmen.Never lets his captain down.Even if doesnít get wickets always puts pressure on the batsmen because they canít score off him.


Mike Sullivan - Same category

††††††††††††††††††††††† - Illustrated by my favourite game of the season v Pencombe on tour.We batted abysmally (76 all out) and Sully (2-9 off 8 overs) and JD (4-9 off 8) were almost unplayable as we almost won.


Other highlights:†††††††† David Williamsonís electric (and so disappointing) 99 v Solicitors (Has left himself something to do next season).


Andrew Paisleyís majestic and so well judged 61 v Bristol Doctors.


Jeremy Buddís superb spell of off spin (3-5) at a crucial stage v T.Deane.


††††††††††† Fielding:††††††††† Harry Lee has been outstanding in the covers and his run out of Steve Dickens v Stags was my favourite piece of action this year

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alan Dunkleyís run out v Butterworth Jones was of equal standard.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Oliver Buddís two superb diving catches v Bristol Doctors.


††††††††††† Wicketkeeping has been of a high standard Dave Rooke catch v Unison

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Graham Fergusson stumping v Bristol Doctors

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jeremy Budd legside stumping v Goathurst


Finally I would like to say how good it has been to have the younger players in the side this year.In the match v Stags we had 7 players under the age of 20 (even with their elderly captain in the team the average age must have been a record low) and the fielding and running between the wickets was outstanding.



Best Batsman: John Ogle

Best Bowler: Peter Reed

Best Innings: David Williamson

Best Bowling: Jeremy Budd

Best Fielder: Oliver Budd