Pacemakers beat Doctors by 8 wickets
Doctors 157 for 2
Pacemakers 161 for 2
Doctors’ were put in to
bat and lost an early wicket to Martin Short (1-20) but thereafter bat completely
dominated ball on a featherbed Kings Hall wicket. Pacemakers rotated their bowlers in vain as
Keith Powell and Will Chandler took them apart and both spin and seam
disappeared to the short square boundaries with increasing frequency. The batsmen put on 97 and were in absolute
control when they were parted by a freak dismissal as Powell (49) pulled a
thigh muscle attempting a short single and was clutching his groin in
midwicket when he was easily run out.
Andrew Paisley provided good supported in the final overs as
Doctors’ total was no more than par on such a small ground with
a fast outfield and Pacemakers’ Donovan King and Nigel Preston set off
in impressive style. John Down (1-14) was
the best bowler in the match and having found the edge of the bat twice eventually
gained due reward when he bowled King (15).
This brought in James Murdoch, who also plays for Doctors, and his intense desire to do well against
his usual team-mates catalysed the Pacemakers innings.