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Doctors lost to Quantock Stags by 6 wickets


 

Doctors†††††††††† 99 for 8

 

Stags†††††††††††††† 103 for 4

 

Doctorsí batsmen showed all the classic signs of early season rust as Cameron Diemert and M.McKenzie used the slow pitch well by pitching the ball up and bowling straight.Graham Fergusson (15) and Keith Powell (12) showed signs of form until both fell to McKenzie (3-9).Sam Powell (24) and Tom Langston (11) provided some much-needed mid innings acceleration but Doctorsí innings was once again undermined by the ultra-slow, looping flight of Tony Fawle (3-21).Will Dickens was typically sharp and economical and although Hugh Ogle (10 n.o.) played some nice shots the innings closed before he had time to make a bigger impact.

 

Jeremy Budd and Phil Barker bowled well but without luck as a number of edges fell into vacant spaces.Barker (1-16) was eventually rewarded when a succession of dot balls frustrated Roger Hake into an unwise heave across the line.Peter Reed (3-27) celebrated the start of his 50th year in adult cricket with a spell of 3 wickets in 8 balls which threw the game wide open.Sadly for Doctors there was no further success as first Simon Keith (34 retired) and then James Coates (31 n.o.) and McKenzie (14 n.o.) showed that Doctors had not scored enough runs.