Match Reports




Sedgemoor Unison lost to Doctors by 90 runs


Doctors            147 for 4


Unison              57 all out



  Doctors suffered an early blow when Rob Adcock was well caught off Ahmed (1-20), low down at extra cover by Graham Fergusson who was substitute fielder for the opposition.  At first Andrew Dodden struggled to time the ball against sharp outswing bowling by Gary Stone but then got used to the pace of the damp pitch and unfurled a selection of handsome straight drives.  Left handed Andrew Paisley (31) peppered the square leg boundary from the bowling of B.Payne (1-43) until the bowler gained revenge by hitting his off stump with a ball that turned markedly.  Dodden retired on 42 not out and Justin Pepperell formed a useful stand with Matthew House.  Boundaries were hard to come by on a large, damp outfield and spirited Unison fielding was led by the athletic Quinton Button.  Pepperell (27) tempered his usual big hitting to match the difficulties posed by the pitch while House (19) went for his shots.  When both were dismissed in the last over by the flighted finger spin of Tim Mander (2-14) the damage had been done and the total was already daunting.


  The Unison reply never got going as David Gwynne Jones bowled Payne with his first ball.  Kevin Chorley (12) took the attack to the bowlers but mistimed a slower ball from Gwynne Jones (2-8) which was well caught over his shoulder by House running back from cover.  This opened the door for Steve Gardiner to bowl a devastating spell of 3 for 17 which destroyed the middle order.  Unison knew it was not their day when Stone hit a reverse sweep straight into the hands of Gwynne Jones at slip and then Button, who had been holding the innings together, was bowled by the excellent Mike Smart (1-16).  An over of off cutters from Peter Reed (3-0) was enough to finish off the tail thanks to two good catches at slip by Gardiner.