Match Reports




Doctors lost to Spaxton by 4 wickets


Doctors           115 for 5


Spaxton           117 for 6


  Graham Fergusson and John Ogle sprinted out of the blocks with a selection of crisp drives and deflections which put on 39 from the first 5 overs.  Fergusson (15) toe-ended a full toss from Harrison Buller (1-29) which gave the bowler time to run round to midwicket to take the catch.  Georgie Adcock joined Ogle and the smooth progress continued to 70 for 1 off 10 overs but when Ogle (33 n.o.) retired Doctors, for the second time in two weeks, hit the mid-innings doldrums.  Tom Bellinger (2-15) and Darren Langlois strangled the life out of the innings and this time Sam Powell was not able to rescue his side, being the recipient of the ball of the day from Langlois (1-16) which pitched 4 inches outside off and hit middle stump.  Adcock (30 n.o.) looked a class act but got no significant support as Rodney Parish and Dan Russell kept the scoring rate tied down.


  On the flat Cannington batting wicket Doctors total looked 40 runs light and this impression was confirmed by a confident opening stand between Scott Bellinger and Gary Wales.  The contest flickered into life when Bellinger (13) top-edged Peter Reed (2-32) to keeper Fergusson and Dan Andison was well taken at long on by Powell off the same bowler.  When Wales (21) was caught by Imogen Mann at mid on off Tom Adcock (1-18) the match was evenly poised.  L.Miller (30 n.o.) look the game away from Doctors by smiting virtually every ball that he received behind square on the leg side and when he retired Langlois shepherded his team to the threshold of victory.  There was one last flurry as Powell (1-13) caught and bowled Russell and Langlois (23) was very well caught by Fergusson, the first of two quick wickets for Robert Seymour (2-8). By then Spaxton were only three runs from victory and a nerveless boundary from Ryan Brewer sealed the win.