Match Reports




Doctors beat Taunton Deane Council by 65 runs


Doctors†††††††††† 140 for 7


TDBC†††††††††††† 75 all out



†† Andrew Paisley and Bobby Barthakur began cautiously on a well worn Cannington strip against tight bowling by Matt Wyld and Nick Collins but both perished trying to accelerate. Paisley feathered a catch to keeper Bruce Carpenter off Collins (1-24) and Barthakurís lofted cover drive off Wyld (1-13) was plucked out of the air by Steve Hughes.Graham Fergusson and Harry Lee rebuilt steadily and had put together a solid platform when Lee (18) was bowled by a ball from C.Cox (1-28) which kept low.Oliver Budd began scratchily but then found majestic form in the space of one over from the hitherto miserly Cox which yielded 4 boundaries and 2 twos to all corners of the ground.Fergusson retired having accumulated 31 stylish runs and Peter Weaver ((1-47) triggered a mini collapse by catching a leading edge from Budd (28) off his own bowling.I.Hoskins (3-16) clean bowled three victims by the simple expedient of bowling straight on a full length.Doctorsí fortunes were restored by an exceptional innings from Ed Johnson whose 32 not out off 10 balls contained 5 fours and a six.The visitorsí bad day was exacerbated when Burt, having bowled two overs of tight left arm spin, had to leave the field with a calf strain.

The Councilís Cox and Gareth Clifford started off at a good lick but neither played Lee with any comfort and Clifford (10) was bowled off an inside edge.Four wickets fell in quick succession with another wicket for Lee (2-17), the dismissal of Cox (12) to a superb diving catch by Barthakur of Paisley and a good run out by Phil Barker.Hoskins signalled aggressive intent with 2 sixes and a four and formed a useful partnership with Wyld but Oliver Budd took an excellent running, diving catch to give Paisley (2-38)the wicket ofHoskins (19) and Doug Johnson stretched at mid off to catch Wyld (17) off Peter Reed.There was little further resistance as Reed (2-17) and Budd (1-7) each took another wicket and then combined to run out last man Weaver.