Barnards Green Cricket Club.Match Reports.



September 11th 2005

Barnards Green Sunday 2nds vs St John’s Ladywood
Venue: Barnards Green
Result: Barnards Green won by 57 runs

Innings of Barnards Green

J. Clarke LBW b. Joiner 56
J. Sherliker b. Khitab 23
J. Lewis ct b. Hussain 29
M. Higgs ct b. Joiner 22
D. Bell not out 55
Anshuman ct b. D. Green 6
M. Wajzer not out 19

Extras 11

Total ………………………… 221

Bowling Shah 0 – 40, Ahmed 0 – 24, Khitab 1 - 24, Hussain 1 – 31, Joiner 2 –28
A. Green 0 – 45, D. Green 1 - 25

Innings of St John’s Ladywood

M. Mushtaq ct Higgs b. Spencer 26
V. Khitab ct Wajzer b. Spencer 43
V. Hussain ct Bryant b. Longmore 37
H. Shah ct Higgs b. Bryant 3
A. Green ct Higgs b. Bryant 4
Sajid ct Higgs b. Bartlett 4
Joiner ct Higgs b. Bryant 1
Hussain ct Higgs b. Bartlett 13
Ishty b. Clarke 2
D. Green not out 0
Giles ct Longmore b. Clarke 2

Extras 27

Total ………………………… 164

Bowling Anshuman 0 – 43, S. Spencer 2 – 39, I . Bryant 3 – 28, B. Bartlett 2 – 29
J. Longmore 1 – 11, J. Clarke 2 – 4

On a rather gloomy looking Sunday afternoon which would have been more welcomed by a football team rather than cricket, Marek Wajzer Rallied his troops for the penultimate time this season, With this being the only club fixture of the day, Marek proudly skippered his first team to another excellent win.
On Winning the toss Marek inserted his side on a wet uncovered end of the season looking track which actually played well early doors and gave little trouble to first teamer Clarke and Veteran Shirliker, both batted sensibly and saw off the new ball until Shirliker was unlucky to play on whilst fending off a short delivery for 23.
This bought another First team player to the crease John Lewis, and he soon took a liking to what he saw and stripped the visiting side of all their enthusiasm creaming the boundaries to all parts at the same time implanting two successive juicy long hops in neighbouring gardens.
Lewis finally fell for 29 to a surprising catch in the deep, Clarke continued to ride his luck at the other end and despite all his best efforts could not find dismissal, he passed his first 50 of the season with a mixture of well and non timed shots.
Support came throughout by Young Matt Higgs who looked more than at home in his first team debut, when Clarke finally fell Plumb LBW for 56 Duncan Bell strode out in his new roll in the middle order.
The young first team bowler flayed the bowling to all parts pleasing the crowd as he swept and drove his way to his first ever senior 50 supported throughout from Anchuman and big hitter Wajzer who played the return of the opening bowlers particularly well. The Green finished on 221 for 5.
In reply the Green bowled well, although St Johns Ladywood showed great resistance early on and saw off the ever-impressive Anchuman 0- 43 and it was left to Sam Spencer to remove both openers in his final two overs.
Skipper Wajzer mixed his bowlers round superbly with the combination of Bartlett and Bryant a fearsome attack to most, bowling particularly well in tandem.
Whilst Bartlett got in to his rhythm and worked up some genuine pace Bryant nagged away forever probing in ‘that corridor’ and towards the end of his spell (3- 28) acquired some late reverse swing which he used to great effect.
St Johns Ladywood from this point always looked to have an up hill battle on their hands, and with overs to still come from the likes of Clarke 2 –4 and Longmore 1- 11 they finally folded on 164 taking the green home by 47 runs.
A special mention must go to 15 year old Matt Higgs who took 5 out field catches during this game something many of the veterans in the team have never seen before, even in the First team.