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Spaxton lost to Doctors by 27 runs


 

Doctors            119 for 7

 

Spaxton              92 all out

 

  Doctors’ openers Andrew Dodden and John Ogle proved that both youth and experience are capable of class strokeplay in an enterprising partnership which realised 44 runs from the first 6 overs.   Spinners are highly effective in 20/20 cricket and the introduction of Robert Seymour (2-14) into the attack broke the stand when he bowled Ogle (17).  The batsmen were constrained by Seymour’s hypnotic off breaks and he gained further reward when Graham Fergusson (10) hit him straight to Andrew Jeanes at deep square leg.  Dodden retired with a chanceless 36 not out which gave Andrew Paisley and Keith Powell the opportunity to compile useful cameos.  Just when both batsmen were set Powell (13) was caught at wide long on by Anthony Trollop off Scott Bellinger (1-19) and Paisley (12) fell to a beautiful late inswinger from Trollop.  Quick, straight bowling from Trollop (4-12) was suitably rewarded as the lower middle order perished in the quest for quick runs.

 

  Dan Rich and Mike Robbins began the Spaxton reply steadily but without any alarms and, having constructed a platform, began to open out.  Rich (23) hit a four and 2 sixes in quick succession but then had his stumps splattered by Sam Powell’s first ball.  Fergusson joined Powell in the attack and runs were suddenly hard to come by.  The pressure built up as Fergusson (2-18) took two quick wickets and it accounted for Robbins (15) who was sent back attempting a second run to Sam Powell at deep midwicket and was unable to beat a powerful throw, athletically gathered by keeper Keith Powell.  Ian Jeanes’ response to the crisis was uncomplicated and violent.  He survived a very confident stumping appeal off Oliver Budd who bowled well but without luck and was mounting a strong recovery with his brother Andrew when Sam Powell re brought back.  Powell answered his captain’s call as he took out Andrew’s off stump with what amounted to a fast off break and then bowled Adrian Fisher to finish with the excellent figures of 3 for 6 from 4 overs.  Charles Macadam came on at the other end and Jeanes (24) hit him straight to Robert Adcock at deep midwicket who took a confident catch.  The end came quickly at the hands of Macadam (2-3) and Peter Reed (2-19), the latter aided by a fine stumping by Keith Powell.