Taunton School Staff beat Doctors by 5 wickets
Taunton School 109 for 5
nemesis team were far too good in a very one-sided contest.
The visitors began promisingly as Matt House (12) struck three
classical boundaries before gifting his wicket to Luke Waller with a lofted
drive to Simon Hogg at long off. John
Ogle and Will Chandler looked tidy and secure until Ogle (11) played an
uncharacteristic shot across the line to Waller (2-27) and Chandler (11)
drove an inswinger from Chris Chalcraft (1-20) in the air to extra
cover. Thereafter the innings went
into a sad decline with Rob Adcock (19) playing a lone hand as the pace of
Andrew Jeanes (2-20) and the wiles of wrist spinner Hogg (3-2) made mincemeat
of the lower order.
The match was decided in the first 5 overs of the reply as Dave Tarr
once again played an attacking innings of high quality. His 35 contained 4 fours and 2 sixes and
jet-streamed the total to 55 with sound support from J.Springer (15). When Tarr retired there was a hiatus in
which David Gwynne Jones bowled tightly while Chandler (3-2)
ripped out three quick wickets. Hogg
and S.Robinson snuffed out any Doctors’ hopes of a comeback and the
game was all but over when Chandler at deep square leg took a fine diving catch to provide Mike Smart
with the wicket of Hogg (11). Smart
(2-22) dismissed Waller, caught and bowled next ball but Robinson (24 n.o.)
and Jonathan Brunet saw their side home with 28 balls to spare.