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Quantock Stags beat Doctors by 79 runs


 

Stags†††††††††††††† 141 for 4

 

Doctors†††††††††† 62 all out

 

Doctorsí poor start to the season continued with a chastening defeat at Holford.Tom Langstonís debut was marked by an economical opening spell but Roger Hake and James Coates played aggressively and used the short boundaries to good effect in an opening stand of 50.Hake (23) was bowled by the pick of the bowlers, Andrew Baverstock (1-17), who made an impressive comeback to the Doctors team after a 10 year absence.Coates (26 n.o.) retired and Harry Lee ran out the unfortunate Tim Tennant for a duck but Rob Hake (25 retired) and Simon Keith kept up a rattling pace and when Keith (23) was stumped by Keith Powell off Graham Fergusson (1-23) the score was 100 for 3 of 12 overs.Despite a classy 23 not out by Scott Bellinger there were good spells from Lee and Sam Powell (1-16) which restricted Stags to what both sides thought was a par total.

 

Sadly Doctorsí batsmen didnít turn up.Lee made an attractive 13 until he was stumped by Rob Hake off Tony Fawle (2-19) who also accounted for Fergusson.Bellinger (2-9) captured two early wickets and thereafter it was all too easy for Stags as Coates (3-10) and James Dickens (1-6) took advantage of Doctors willingness to find ways of getting themselves out.The honourable exception was Langston (10) who was very well caught by Dickens at mid off.Man-of-the-match Coates finished the rout with a run out from mid wicket.