Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.

 

 

Saturday 1st XI

vs Dominies

Worcester  vs Barnards Green        3rd XI

 

Last Saturday Barnards Green visited Dominies & Guild in a must win match.  On a sweltering day Tim Williams lost the toss and the Green were asked to bat.  The Green got off to a shaky start when Doughty was caught in the gully early on.  Jez Clarke and Dan Flynn were beginning to push the accelerator when disaster struck.  Flynn was run out attempting a quick single to leave the Green 43 for 2.  Chris Smedley looked in commanding form as he and Clarke took the score past the 100 mark.  Paul Drinkwater looked in excellent form, despite a hand injury picked up prior to the game, but fell victim to a suicidal run out.  Tim Clarke and Chris Hill both fell attempting to increase the scoring rate.  Tim Williams joined Clarke and the pair took the score past 200 before Clarke fell for an excellent innings of 86.  16 from the last over left the Green on a below par, but competitive score of 222 for 7. 

The Dominies reply started badly when Tim Williams bowled the experienced Wilks for 10.  However, youngster Wilkinson and the more experienced Price batted very stubbornly and played some nice shots to take the score on to 45 before Wilkinson was stumped by the sharp Glendinning of Tim Clarke.  Doughty then ended Prices resistance and added Williams caught by Curtis soon after.  Under 14 player Matt Brace played some superb shots in his 33 before he fell victim to Flynn’s flatter ball.  Doughty then added Oliver caught by Flynn and Flynn himself clean bowled Hopkins to leave the Green in sight of victory.  With 3 wickets still to get and youngsters Lewis and Ford showing good resistance the Green looked for a hero.  Enter Clive Churchill.  When Lewis tried to take a quick single to mid off Churchill swooped in and threw down the stumps at the keepers end to run Ford out.  Then in an extremely fast spell Churchill first had Hill caught well by Doughty running back from slip when he top edged an attempted hook shot.  Then with only 4 balls to go he yorked captain Wilks to give the Green an excellent victory and 24 points.  The Green will be looking to keep their winning run going tomorrow when they entertain Enville at North End Lane.  They welcome back Rob Richards and Ian Scullion.  The Green now lie in 3rd place, just 2 points behind second placed Belbroughton with the season drawing to a dramatic close.

 

On saturday, Barnards Green 3rds took the short trip over the river to play Worcester on a warm and sunny afternoon.  Worcester skipper Dave Tyrere won the toss and inserted the Green on a wicket that produced some variable bounce, but the Green got off to a solid start thanks to some variable bowling.  Dave Knapper (30) was particularly punishing of anything overpitched and Lee Dyment (14) helped him to take the score to 69 before the introduction of Dave Harris and Kelvin Beeching slo the run rate down and produced the first two wickets of the day as both openers departed. Nick Rogers (58) then played a solid innings to score his first senior 50 for the club and was well supported by Phil Spencer (35) who enjoyed an entertaining battle with old stalwart Roger Weston. Honours were even when Roger had Phil caught and he also disposed of Nick to finish with 4 foir 38 and Dave harris 3 for 33. The Green limped to 221 off their 45 overs thanks to a late effort from Dave Price(14no) who produced great entertainment whilst batting with daughter Emily (4no).  Extras of 47 also helped greatly.

In reply, the Greens bowling left much to be desired and Worcester made light of the total helped by an abundance of extras and some poor fielding.  Pick of the bowlers were Emily Price with 2 for 49 and Phil Spencer 0 for 30 off 7 overs.  This week the Green entertain top of the league Colwall at Newland
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