Budleigh CC continues long-standing link with the town’s GPs

PUBLISHED: 12:36 06 September 2018

Budleigh Community League side The Doctors and visiting Somerset Doctors. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Budleigh Community League side The Doctors and visiting Somerset Doctors. Picture CONTRIBUTED

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The final Sunday of August saw Ottermouth hosting a cricket match between Budleigh Community League side The Doctors and visiting Somerset Doctors.

This was a good-spirited game won by the home team.

The Doctors team was started started by Budleigh GP Dr Richard Mejzner in 2005 and they are once again in this year’s Budleigh CC Community League final when they will attempt to win it for the third time having enjoyed success in 2010 and 2013.

This year they will face stiff opposition from The Kings Arms, who were last season’s winners and are determined to hang on to the trophy.

Budleigh Cricket Club archivist Kevin Curran advises the relationship between the cricket club and the town’s general practitioners goes back a very long way.

He says: “Dr Henry Semple of Abel Tree House, a most respected gentlemen, played in the 1860s and later served on the club committee for very many years.

“In later life he was one of the first residents to own a motor driven vehicle (but needed a chauffeur).

“He was followed as a player by Dr Tom Evans, who did his patient visits on horseback.

“He captained the club through the mid to late 1880s and also later served as a member of the committee into the early 1900s, before emigrating to Australia.

“Dr Brushfield, famed for his massive library collection, writings and his expertise on Sir Walter Raleigh, whilst not a GP in the town, also served on the club committee in the 1800/90s.

“Much later, very popular local doctor Bill Gavin was a regular player in the early 1950s and was known to be called off the field of play to receive a delivery of a different kind.

“He also served for 10 years as club president until 1965. Retired Budleigh GPs Dr David Evans and Dr Graham Taylor were both keen club members.

“Dr Mejzner has also played for the club teams and served as a committee member and is keeping up a proud tradition.”

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