Match Reports




Doctors lost to Taunton Deane Council by 5 wickets


Doctors                       117 all out


T.Deane                       121 for 5


  Doctors’ innings did not start well as Will Chandler was bowled by the third ball from Matt Wild.  Tom Chandler restored the family honour with a confident innings of 18 which included the shot of the season, an exquisite straight drive, but when he too fell to a Wild yorker there was a spectacular collapse.  Wild (3-13) and I Hosken (1-8) took further wickets and when Keith Powell was caught at cover off a ball from Nick Collins that would have been called a wide the score was 20 for 5.  The home team were hauled from this nadir by David Williamson who dug in and Sam Powell who hit out.  Powell’s pretty cameo of 17 was terminated by a ball from Collins which moved off the seam and took the edge for keeper Bruce Carpenter to take the first of two good catches.  Collins spell of 4 overs, 1 maiden, 8 runs for 3 wickets fully reflected the lift and bounce that he generated.  Williamson (10) was bowled by Kevin Dunn (1-31) which set the scene for a lordly knock in difficult batting conditions from Graham Fergusson.  Wickets for J.Budd (1-25) and John Pike (0-1) finished off the innings and left Fergusson stranded on 48 not out.


  Oliver Budd’s mesmerising leg breaks and Sam Powell’s pace and accuracy imposed a stranglehold over the first 8 overs.  Budd (4 overs, 5 runs, 2 wickets) removed the Council’s new openers N.Glynn, stumped by Williamson and P.Brieley, lbw.  Powell (1-13) took the key wicket of Pike with a fast yorker and the visitors were 18 for 3.  That was as good as it got as Wild and Hosken combined to literally run Doctors ragged in a 50 partnership composed of hard run twos and threes. Wild (29) took one risk too many and was run out by Andrew Paisley and Hosken (29) was caught at deep midwicket by Sam Powell off Fergusson (1-20) but a pair of boundaries from Dunn (11 n.o.) and two sixes from Collins (15 n.o.) saw their side home with 8 balls to spare.