Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.





July 3rd 2005

BGCC Sunday 2nd X -  vs - Bretforton’s Only Team

Bretforton won the toss on Sunday and rattled up nearly 300 against a Green XI who looked, on paper at least, unusually strong. Opener de Witts began with a clean 6 off Bartlett and carried on throughout the 45 overs for a fine century, surviving edges and loud LBW shouts. At the other end, James Plant soon found himself in no-ball land, contributing many of the 60 extras. The score rushed towards 100, and then for a few overs Hill applied the brakes and Clack's steady spell gained the first two wickets. After drinks, though, the remaining bowlers were hammered on both sides. Jones (48) drove powerfully until Hill returned and Bartlett took a steepling catch at cover. 

Skipper Wajzer judged his batting order with care, mixing left and right hand, old and young, cautious and free-spirited. The result was complete disaster as Sherliker and Cook lobbed easy catches and Wheeler played on; with their main bats gone the Green were 8 for 3. Hill thought he had seen most of this before, and dug in with Plant, but there was no improvement. The Green had not staged a really good collapse for some time, and this was a treat. Plant, Longmore, Price and Bradley were bowled without delay. Wajzer showed some good defence before another fatal swipe. Bartlett survived a hat-trick ball, but not the next over from Jones, who also removed Clack immediately. The Green were beaten before drinks, more than 200 short, with Hill stunned and 32 not out.



More mentions of Hill, disaster, poor shots etc. can be arranged, but That's Enough - Ed.