Match Reports




Spaxton lost to Doctors by 52 runs


Doctors           168 for 4


Spaxton           116 for 6



   Alan Dunkley and Andrew Paisley, the latter making a rare appearance in June, were entrusted with taking the sting out of a waspish Spaxton attack led by Jake Rich and Rees Satchell.  Both did the job excellently on a bouncy Spaxton track until Dunkley (13) under-edged a cut onto his stumps and Paisley (12) smashed Satchell (1-33) straight to Luke Miller at backward point.  Andrew Guppy creamed his first ball to the cover boundary but then received an unplayable ball from Rich (2-14) which jagged back from well outside off to hit the stumps.  John Bishop joined Harry Lee in a riotous partnership which only lasted 5 overs until Bishop retired on 33 (5 fours and a six) and Lee retired on 31(6 fours and a six).  Ben Enever (1-29) took a late wicket but there was no respite for the toiling bowlers as Sam Powell (30 retired) and Ed Johnson (20 n.o.) plundered yet more boundaries.

  Gary Wales and Adrian Fisher took on Doctors’ opening bowlers Phil Barker and Imogen Mann and initially struggled to get the ball away.  Wales (18) seized the initiative with a four and 2 sixes but then tried one big shot too many and edged to keeper Charles Macadam off Mann (1-17) who came back strongly with only one run conceded off her last two overs.  Fisher (17) pulled two nice fours but then ran into the devilishly difficult leg spin of Paisley (1-8).  Frustration led to a charge down the wicket and a clinical stumping by Macadam.  M.Williams soon fell to a good catch at deep midwicket by Johnson off Peter Reed and Miller and Mike Robbins had much to do.  Miller’s unorthodox leg side hitting was effective and having survived a skier to short midwicket off Reed he departed for a very useful 30 not out.  Reed (2-27) bowled Dave Pople and thereafter Robbins played a lone hand.  Rich hit the off spin of Powell (1-16) for a soaring six over midwicket but was bowled next ball and when Robbins (21) hit a skimming catch, well held by Bishop at short extra cover off Johnson 1-8), the match was effectively over.