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Match Reports




Taunton Deane Council beat Doctors by 7 wickets


Doctors           119 for 6


TDBC             120 for 3


Doctors had not played for 6 weeks due to the rain and seemed to be suffering from ‘early season’ rust.  Graham Fergusson and Andrew Paisley played solidly but struggled to get out of second gear against accurate bowling from Colin Trewren, Matt Wilde and John Pike.  Eventually they freed the shackles and the scoring rate improved and both batsmen retired having passed thirty.  Phil Barker came in to play a bright and breezy innings which was just what was required.  Keith Powell (10) lent good support and after 17 overs Doctors had not lost a wicket and were comfortably placed.  Barker (30 n.o.) retired and the wheels fell off big time as the returning Pike (6-15) took six wickets, all clean bowled, in two overs at a cost of only 3 runs.  Doug Jayatilaka played one handsome cover drive but could do nothing about the carnage at the other end as Doctors finished on a below-par total.


Peter Andrews and D.Cook started the Council’s innings with a flurry of drives and pulls and both benefitted from some sub-standard fielding.  Imogen Mann was unlucky to be wicketless and it was Peter Reed who took the first wicket when Jayatilaka pouched a skier from Cook (13) at extra cover.  Doctors were in contention when Reed (2-15) bowled Andrews (17).  A fine ball from Barker (1-27) took out Dunn’s leg stump but the match swung irrevocably when Wilde (30, retired) blasted 4 sixes in quick succession and Gareth Clifford (28 n.o.) and Pike (15 n.o.) were able to ease their side home with a full 6 overs to spare.