Doctors beat Spaxton by 7 wickets
Spaxton 111 for 6
Doctors 117 for 3
Spaxton won the toss and made an excellent start with a partnership of
60 in 9 overs as Mike Robbins creamed the ball through extra cover and Ian
Jeanes pulled powerfully to midwicket.
Change bowlers Phil Barker and Robert Seymour put a stop to the
frivolities as the batsmen struggled to get the ball away on a damp, slow
Cannington track. Robbins retired for
a classy 32 not out and Jeanes (29) was caught at cover by Ed Johnson off
Doctors’ openers Fergusson and David Williamson put together a
solid start at five an over against a good spell from Callum Laird and
hostile and accurate bowling by Gary Meadows.
Williamson played the anchor role as Fergusson (30 n.o.) showed off
his rifled straight driving and pulling.
When Fergusson retired there was time for one glorious pulled six from
Sam Puddy followed by a steepling top edge which led to a fine, over-the-shoulder
catch by Ian Jeanes off the bowling of Hawkins (1-23). Jeanes came on to bowl and his accuracy and
speed in fading light, plus the run out of Budd, caused Doctors to fall
behind the required run rate. Ralph
Hammond joined Williamson and his positive strokeplay was just what was
needed. Williamson upped his tempo and
their aggressive running put pressure on the fielders. An exhausted Williamson was finally run out
for an invaluable 28 and Keith Bellinger bowled a tight and canny 18th
over but Hammond had found a likeminded partner in Barker and the target was
whittled down to 12 from the final two overs.