Match Reports




Doctors beat Spaxton by 33 runs


Doctors           135 for 6


Spaxton           102 for 5


  Tom Eve and Graham Fergusson produced a sparkling opening stand at 8 an over which got Doctors off to a flying start.  Rodney Parrish bowled economically but Eve was in particularly good form with 28 of his 33 coming in boundaries.  When he retired Sam Powell played the perfect innings for a number 3 batsman which was laced with elegant cover drives.  Adam Richards ended another productive partnership by bowling Fergusson (24) so Keith Powell joined his son and continued the good work.  Harrison Buller (1-32) broke the partnership with a full, straight ball which bowled Keith Powell (15) and when Sam Powell (29) came down the wicket to Richards and was also bowled the scoring rate dropped alarmingly.  Richards (3-24) capped a good spell when Rob Adcock edged to keeper Scott Bellinger and Tom Bellinger (1-12) induced a lame chip to short midwicket from John Ogle.  Happily for the home team Tom Adams (19 n.o.) was on hand in the final overs to ensure a par score.


  The first ball of the Spaxton innings yielded a wicket to Phil Barker when Scott Bellinger hoisted the ball high to long on where Sam Powell took a good catch.  Dave Pople and Darren Langlois made handsome amends with a boundary-studded 50 partnership.  Both batsmen offered chances to deep midwicket which were spurned and when both retired unbeaten on 30 they had given their side an excellent platform for victory.  Sadly for Spaxton the rest of the train never left the station.  Scoring became more and more difficult, initially due to a fine spell of bowling from Will Ogle (2-10) and then to the combination of fading light and the accuracy of Eve (1-9) and Sam Powell (1-14).  Gary Wales (13) and Buller (11) played useful cameos but Spaxton never got close.