Match Reports




St Marys beat Doctors by 8 wickets


Doctors           114 for 6


St Marys          116 for 2


  Doctors’ tour to the Scillies got off to a disappointing start when they lost the toss and were put in to bat on a bouncy artificial wicket. Most of their batsmen struggled to time the ball especially after opener Harry Lee was hit on the helmet by a ball which rose from a good length.  The umpires were lenient to some quick bowling wide of leg stump but Lee (15) was going well when he got the faintest of edges to a ball from Joe Badcock (1-10).  Andrew Paisley (15) and Graham Fergusson (18) accumulated steadily without their usual fluency until both fell in quick succession to catches off B.Jakes (1-17) and Goddard (1-15).  Richard Budd was run out without facing a ball by a deflection by the bowler’s fingertips but Phil Barker played pleasantly until he miscued M.Hicks (2-14).  The only batsman to get on top of the bowling was Oliver Budd with a masterful 36 not out which gave the total some respectability.

  Doctors’ bowling never recovered from the second over from which M.Twynham plundered 19 leg-side runs.  Lee’s bowling was hard to score from and he was also the leader of some athletic Doctors fielding but St Marys’ knowledge of their home conditions proved crucial.  Oliver Budd had Twynham (18) snared by Lee at square leg but Jakes (14 n.o.) anchored the innings while an attacking cameo from J.Francis put his side on top.  Man of the match Budd (2-28) induced an edge from Francis (18) to keeper Fergusson who was standing up to the stumps but this gave the stage to R.Wilcox (47 n.o.) whose classy driving and pulling blew Doctors away.