4th June 2012 - Match Reports.

 BGCC Sunday 2nds vs Old Georgians.

With Jubilee celebrations in full swing around the country, Barnards Green Sunday 2nds entertained nomadic Old Georgians from Kidderminster in a bank holiday Monday extravaganza.  Batting first, the Green started cautiously with youngsters Jack MacIntosh and Jack Dickenson looking to build innings, until the later was run out in the sixth over.  This brought Fiaz to the wicket and he played the steadying innings for the team as wickets fell around him.  MacIntosh fell for 13, Ryan Scullion, making a welcome return after injury, fell for four and Steve Alamutu a quickfire 16.  Captain Wajzer failed to trouble the scorer and when Fiaz perished for 52, the innings looked all but over, with just about three figures posted on the board.  As last man Jamie Longmore walked to the wicket to join 15 year old debutant Ashley Hill, the tea ladies were already pouring the tea.  Longmore however, had other ideas and set about the bowling with disdain ably supported by Hill and these two took the score to 141 before Hill was bowled for 7 leaving the swash buckling Longmore on 24 not out.

With a plentiful tea taken and no sign of rain after the previous days deluge, OG's got off to a faltering start as Anshuman made in roads into the top order dismissing both openers S Pulpett and J. Siebert cheaply, with Longmore at the other end keeping things tight. Zak Hunt entered the attack and dismissed Evans for a duck and Anshuman picked up his third to leave OG's reeling on 24 for 4. D Pulpett and J Libetta then set about a recovery, and although aided by a number of dropped catches, they took the score into the 80's, before Hunt accounted for both, finishing with creditable figure of 4 for 18 off 7.  Ashley Hill bowled a good spell conceding just 12 runs from his five overs, but it was left to Ryan Scullion and Jack MacIntosh to clear up the final wickets and see the Green home by 17 runs in another good game between these two teams.  Thirteen year old Jack Dickenson put in another creditable performance behind the stumps for the Green and looks more assured with each passing game.  Thanks go to 
                    A J Taylor Electrical
 Engineers Ltd
for their match day sponsorship.