Match Reports




Doctors beat Sedgemoor Unison by 6 wickets


Unison  129 for 5


Doctors           130 for 4



  Unison chose to bat first and made slow headway at first against restrictive bowling by Mike Smart and Charles Macadam.  Smart’s fine bowling was rewarded with excellent figures of 1 for 11 and after 8 overs the score was only 45 for 1.  In the next four overs the total rocketed up to 92 as first P.Blake (33 ret.) and then Gary Stone (31 ret.), aided by some sloppy Doctors’ fielding, unleashed mayhem on the change bowlers.  Unison voluntarily handicapped themselves by retiring both batsmen to give others a chance and Wayne Pither (2-20) and Graham Fergusson (1-25) seized the opportunity to impose some order.  Both bowlers hit the stumps as wickets tumbled and the runs dried up.  Tim Mander (31 n.o.) batted with great composure and played some pleasing extra-cover drives and Duncan Harvey (13) contributed an entertaining cameo.  Roger Hake was run out for the second time in 7 days against Doctors, this time by an excellent throw by Andrew Paisley on the boundary, and a see-sawing innings closed on 129 for 5.


  Doctors lost an early wicket to J.Smith (1-24) but Alan Dunkley (16) batted attractively until he was caught by keeper Steve Rybaruk off the tight bowling of Nigel Osborne ((1-30).  This brought the giant Justin Pepperell in to partner Fergusson and he was rapidly into his stride with a volley of ferocious drives.  He was eventually bowled for 46 by the deserving Mike Caswell (2-39) who kept cool under fire, but by then the match was almost safe.  Fergusson’s accomplished 46 n.o. saw Doctors home with 3 overs in hand.