Match Reports




Doctors beat Taunton Deane Council by 60 runs


Doctors†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 155 for 8


Taunton Deane Council††††††††† 95 all out


Doctors got off to a flier as John Bishop creamed the first ball of the innings through the covers for 4 and produced an electrifying cameo of 26 (4 fours and a six).When he succumbed to a touch of over-confidence, skying a ball from Nick Collins (1-32) to point, he had scored all of Doctors runs in under three overs.Steve Tribe and Rob Adcock pushed singles and punched the occasional four to keep the scoreboard moving until Tribe (13) was run out and Kevin Dunn (1-23) induced Adcock (17) to hole out to Collins at mid on.Phil Barkerís delightful display of elegant driving and shrewd placement was complemented by the excellent footwork and clean striking of Alan Dunkley and when both batsmen retired on 31 not out there was enough time for vignettes of attacking strokeplay from Will Chandler (15) and Sam Ursell (10).Wickets for Steve Hughes (1-26) and Dave Sizer (1-12) plus two more run outs caused a mini collapse at the death.

†† The Councilís openers Dave Cook and Peter Andrews looked in little trouble until Cook (10) got a bottom edge to a ball from Peter Reed (1-22) which was very well caught by keeper Jeremy Budd who was standing up to the wicket. Andrews (12) then pulled Charles Macadam into the safe hands of Chandler at deep square leg.The devastating spell from Macadam (4-21) continued with the dismissal of Gareth Clifford (10) who hit the ball hard and straight to Andrew Paisley at cover, and with Ursell (2-9) causing mayhem at the other end the two bowlers reduced the visitors to 50 for 7.Hughes played well to give his side respectability but he could find no support as Paisley took a stinging return catch with aplomb and Budd capped a fine wicketkeeping display with another catch.It was Paisley (3-31) who finished the match with 4 overs to spare when Hughes (29 n.o.) turned him to Ursell at backward short leg.