3rd June 2007 - Match reports.

Worcester Nomads vs BGCC 2nd XI



Mareks Marauders took on the Nomads on a warm dry day and on a track which played well despite the recent rainy season. Batting first, the Green were put under early pressure by Nomads bowler B.Raymond who produced a superb opening spell of 1-2 off four overs, including Green opener Higgs in the third over. Fellow opener Simon Bell built a fine half century with useful swashbuckling support from N.Rogers (24). There was some excellent bowling and fielding by the Nomads academy youngsters including interesting left-arm chinamen bowled by young J.Diamond and the Green never got completely on top, losing wickets from time to time. Once Bell finally perished for 57, skipper Marek Wadjer added a crucial 24 runs before Dave Price (15 n.o.) and Dominic Horne (13 n.o.) saw the Green into tea with a respectable if unspectacular total of 174-8.

In reply, Nomads openers P. Gardner (59) and J.Stafford (46) put on over 90 for the first wicket, despite a good opening spell from young Tom Banks, who was very unlucky to take no wickets. Captain Marek rotated his bowlers, but to no avail as the home batsmen peppered the short leg-side boundary. Finally the guile and flight of Robin Longmore (2-44) accounted for both openers, but skipper Raymond (26 n.o.) supported by G.Taylor (30 n.o.) saw Nomads comfortably home with 12 overs to spare.