Match Reports




Doctors lost to Quantock Stags by 6 wickets


Doctors           111 all out


Stags               112 for 4


    Doctors endured a day of ‘might-have-beens’ that began when their number 3 batsmen failed to turn up.  Keith Powell (10) began brightly but was bowled by Graham Hake (1-18) and John Ogle was lbw to James Coates.  Harry Lee and Will Chandler put together a classy little partnership which ended prematurely when Chandler (11) cut Coates (2-24) to point where the ball might just have bounced before it went into Hake’s hands.  James Dickens (1-19) bowled skipper Phil Barker and the pace of Will Dickens in dim light and with a dark background was just too much for the lower middle order.  Simon Scarborough (1-8) snaffled a wicket before latecomer Graham Fergusson (23 n.o.) joined Lee with a flurry of boundaries which boosted the score to respectability.  Will Dickens (4-7) had the last word when he bowled Lee (37) to end the innings with Doctors fearing that they had not scored enough runs.


  Chandler (1-21) opened the bowling and wore a quiet smile when Graham Hake top-edged him to Keith Powell at backward point.  Another wicket for Sam Powell (1-24) in the next over raised the hopes of the fielding side but a well-paced innings from Roger Hake (24) and a cultured knock from Will Dickens (23) put the Stags on top. Both batsmen were bowled by Doctors’ man of the match Lee (2-15) but thereafter there was nothing but toil for the bowlers as a succession of aerial shots landed short of the fielders and a number of chances were put down.  The ten fielders struggled to cut off the singles and Coates (32 n.o.) gave an exhibition of slog sweeping.  His excellent partnership with S.Keith (23 n.o.) saw their side home with 9 balls to spare.