Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.



6th July 2003


vs Barnards Green Casuals

6th July 2003




Sunday saw Barnards Green field four teams with the Casuals travelling to Avoncroft for a 40 over friendly.  Batting first Avoncroft were soon in trouble when Dave Price got lateral movement to dismiss opener Nichol for 4.  Avoncroft then started to find the boundaries with one very short one a large score always looked on the cards, but too many loose balls and the occasional dropped catch paved the way for Avoncroft to build a big total.  Dave Price took a good catch to dismiss Hare for 44 off Jamie Longmore and Devon ward dismissed Rodway for 25.  Emily Price was then introduced to the attack and the run rate was curtailed somewhat.  Phil Spencer then got in on the attack and immediately dismissed Deakin for 39 well stumped by Robin Longmore and three further wickets fell in fairly quick succession all to Spencer who finished with 4 for 45.  Sam spencer did well on his debut for the team and shows much promise.  Avoncroft finished on 238, but with a very short boundary, this did not seem insurmountable.
The Green got off to an excellent start through Derek Goodman (92) who used the short boundary to good effect and Tom Wells (24) who played some excellent on drives.  At 112 without loss off 22 overs, the Green were on target for a final flurry, but an unfortunate run out of Wells saw something of a collapse and the middle order could never increase the tempo as wickets fell regularly and the innings petered out on 174.  The team were however cheered up as news trickled through that the fourth of the teams, the social eleven had wrestled the annual trophy game from the CLOGS in another entertaining game.


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