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Doctors beat Trull Trundlers by 4 wickets


 

Trull                 118 for 6

 

Doctors           119 for 6

 

  Jeremy Budd (1-13) opened the bowling for Doctors with a good spell of off spin and claimed the wicket of Mike Masters, caught on the very long midwicket boundary by Ben House.  Peter Reed and Robert Seymour maintained the pressure and Reed (1-18) eventually had Tom Keeling (12) caught at slip by John Ogle.  James Mumford (29) struck 4 boundaries and accumulated singles in a well-constructed 29 which ended when he was bowled by House.  This triggered a mini-collapse as Powell dived at midwicket to catch J.Denton off House (2-7) and Hugh Ogle ran out Tom Clark with a fine pick up and direct hit from square leg.  Charles Hunt (30 n.o.) and Ed Denton (26 n.o.) made light of the crisis with a fluent partnership containing a variety of drives which ensured a challenging total.

 

   J.Denton (1-20) made an early breakthrough when he persuaded Keith Powell to chase a wide ball which looped up to the keeper and Tom Clark (1-12) cemented the advantage by bowling Tom Adcock.  As ever John Ogle was pleasing on the eye and played a perfectly paced anchor innings.  This allowed Sam Powell licence to hit out until he was, perhaps predictably, caught at long on by Ed Denton off Masters (1-24).  When Ogle (30 n.o.) retired House took responsibility for the innings management with a controlled knock which resisted a fiery spell from Ed Denton and accurate off spin from Hunt.  When House (30 n.o.) retired Doctors still had a bit to do and two wickets for Hunt (2-16) induced a few palpitations.  Steve Bull relieved some of the pressure with a couple of good shots but was then bowled by Frank Clark (1-2). Tom Langston stayed calm to steer his team home with 5 balls to spare.