entertained Redditch in a Sunday 1st XI Worcester League game.
Barnards Green Skipper Golder
Won the toss and put Redditch into bat. Redditch got of to a flying
start with Putherough dispatching any wayward bowling to the boundary and
with the dismissal of Phealan this brought Busfield to the crease who
followed Putherough's batting style. Redditch where looking at setting
a 300+ total but with the introduction of spin the dismissals of Protherough
by Clarke and Busfield by Drinkwater saw the Green begin to apply some
pressure. Tight bowling by Brookes, Flynn, Spencer and Drinkwater (5-34)
saw the Green reduce Redditch to 200 all out.Barnards Green got of the a good
start with J.Lewis playing positively before being dismissed by Phealan for
33. Golder and Hooper (20) took the score to 89 of 16 before Golder was
dismissed for 33. The introduction of Busfield saw the Greens run rate
slow with the score on 106 of 26. Fylnn (43*) and Clarke (20)
dispatched and loose bowling at the other end to the boundary.
Drinkwater and Fylnn saw the green home with some excellent batting and running
between the wickets giving the Green there first Sunday League win of the
season by 5 wickets!
Barnards Green beat
Redditch by 5 wickets.
Redditch - 200 all out
Putherough 71 P.Drinkwater 9-0-34-5
BGCC - 203
for 5 Flynn 43*
On Sunday, Barnards Green Sunday 2nd's were entertained by
Redditch on a breezy afternoon of excellent cricket. Winning the toss, The
Green's skipper, Marek Wajzer, chose to field first, hoping to restrict
Redditch as much as possible due to a lightweight batting line-up. Openers
James Scullion and Brian Bartlett didn't let their team down with some
excellent line and length. Bartlett was particularly unlucky not to take any
wickets. Scullion drew first blood, having Tange well caught by Tom Wells.
Jamie Plant did well to keep the run rate down and the introduction of the
well rested Jamie Longmore saw the useful Gley get frustrated, giving a catch
to Rob Tyler. Watts was then caught and bowled by the impressive Dave Price,
who also took a catch in the deep off Scullion. An impressive fielding and
bowling display saw opener Walls finish on 99 not out after the 45 overs.
With the Green chasing 229, openers Tyler and Plant were both unfortunate to
play the ball onto their stumps. Simon Cooke (30) looked to be in fine form
before being caught and bowled by the slow bowling of Watts. Nick Rogers
produced a very sensible innings, well supported by inspirational captain
Wajzer (19). Rogers brought up his half century with another fine 4, before
being bowled by Watts for 55. Watts claimed the potentially destructive Dave
Price for a duck to finish with figures of 5-45 off his 9 overs. Bartlett
(24) and Longmore entertained the crowd with some very quick runs as Redditch
started to get concerned about the rate the Green were scoring at. 15 year
old Adam Price finished on 8 not out, including a top quality shot for 4.
Barnards Green finished on 189 all out and can feel their improving youthful
side are due a change of fortunes in the near future.