P. W. T. L.
This Season 21 13 1 7
Historical Totals 430
283 13 134
now completed 22 seasons
cancelled by the opposition (both by Bristol Doctors). 3 matches lost to the weather
players (39 last year), of whom 18 played only 1 game (9 last year).
players bowled (31).
D.Gwynne Jones 2500 runs
W.Chandler 2000 runs
P.Barker 1000 runs
A.Dunkley 500 runs
H.Lee 500 runs
P.Reed 400 wickets
M.Smart 100th match
Three “almost” records: D.Rooke 26 runs short of 3500
26 runs short of 3000
(still) 1 wicket short of 50 wickets
Records achieved this year:
Leading run scorer: J.Ogle 243 runs.
Leading wicket takers: S.Powell & P.Reed 20
(NB Sam Powell
has bowled beautifully this year and after 2 years of bowling well without
reward has at last got the wickets he deserved)
Graham Fergusson: 11 stumpings
No new doctors played (Fourth season running). The total is still 64
We have had another good season which I have thoroughly
enjoyed and I would like to thank everyone who has bowled, batted and
fielded with full commitment. I am
proud and pleased to say that we have, as ever, played the game in the
spirit in which it should be played.
My thanks go to John Ogle for an excellent fixture list
(produced in February), to Charles Macadam for doing the unenviable job of
team secretary despite not being able to play a single game because of his
broken ankle, and to Phil Barker for another really well organised tour.
There have been some real highlights, particularly the
win against Pencombe when the bowling of Mike Sullivan, John Down and Sam
Powell destroyed their batting line up and David Williamson saw us home on
a difficult wicket, and the 1 run victory against the Orthopaedic Surgeons,
notable for a spell of 3-36 and two brilliant caught and bowled dismissals
by James Murdoch.
There have also been a couple of dismal lows; the
drubbing by Taunton
School in the first
match of the season and the defeat to Spaxton on a wet evening at
Cannington when we only turned up with 6 players.
I’m sorry that there were only 3 close finishes, the
match v the Orthopaedic Surgeons and the two games v Unison (both of which
we should have won despite their premier league “guest players”). In general this year we have either won
comfortably or lost heavily.
I would like to thank Rob Adcock for recruiting the
estimable Kim Webber to provide most excellent teas for our Sunday games –
the highlight of the day on all three occasions.
My particular pleasure again this season has been the
continued development of a new young generation of cricketers. Now that Joe and Harry Lee, John Rooke,
Sam Powell and Richard Gower have joined the ranks of the “older”
cricketers it is good to see Oliver and Richard Budd, Tom Chandler and
Scott Bellinger making appearances for Bridgwater Doctors and doing
well. If we can keep them playing I
hope it will encourage our cricketing O.A.P.s to keep going so that
Bridgwater Doctors will continue for the foreseeable future.