Match Reports




Pacemakers beat Doctors by 18 runs


Pacemakers                 127 for 5


Doctors                       109 for 8


  Doctors made a bright start with two wickets for Jeremy Budd (2-12) thanks to a good catch by Peter Reed at square leg and a stunning catch by the bowler himself.  Thereafter the bowling and fielding was a little off colour and Justin Chippendale (34 retired) and Andrew Clark (30 retired) took full advantage of the short boundaries, fast outfield and a number of dropped chances. Sam Powell (1-7) was strangely given only a short, mid innings spell but still managed to end a hard hitting innings by Tim Webster (21).  Reed (2-32) gained recompense from some harsh treatment with two wickets in his final over, courtesy of good catches by Phil Barker and Alan Dunkley.


  Richard Budd (17) cracked three sizzling fours before top edging a waft at a short ball from Martin Short (2-7).  John Ogle (17), batting with a runner because of a torn quadriceps muscle, and Graham Fergusson (12) played calmly to put Doctors in a sound position before both unaccountably got themselves out to innocuous balls from Clark (2-23).  The trend continued as Dunkley (12) and Adrian Fisher looked secure until giving catches off Webster (2-21). All of Doctors’ batsmen played good shots but most of them found the deep fielders and yielded only singles.  Barker’s pretty cameo of 13 ended when he unwisely hit over the top of a straight ball from Chippendale (1-15) and when Sam Powell was run out in a mix up with his father Keith there was too much left for Keith (18 n.o.) to do