Doctors lost to Taunton School Staff by 9 wickets
Doctors 86 for 7
Doctors’ opening match of the 2005 season against a predictably strong Taunton School Staff side proved to be a carbon copy of the corresponding fixture last year with the home team struggling to an inadequate total and the visitors achieving their target without trouble.
Richard Gower began Doctors’ innings at express pace until he
smashed a wide half volley from former minor counties bowler S.Beale (2-6)
straight to Simon Hogg at cover.
Beale’s pace and swing was a real handful for all of the batsmen
with the exception of Will Chandler and with good support bowling from off
spinners Luke Waller (1-14) and M.Cook (2-22) Doctors never got going.
Gower bowled fast and accurately but without reward and Doctors’
solitary bowling success came when Tolland chipped