Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.



Barnards Green Colts

vs Swansea



A Barnards Green under 15 colts team recently entertained a touring team from Swansea and came away victorious thanks to a fine innings of 80 no by Jonathon Lewis.  In a two innings game, Swansea took first knock and scored 119 for 5 off 25 overs.  Sam Spencer 2 for 32 and Liam Paddock 2 for 34 were the wicket takers.  In reply Paddock held the innings together with a chanceless 72 receiving good support from Geoff Burford and Rob Tyler and with extras, the Green mustered 124 off their 25 overs.  After tea, Swansea set about building a target for the Green to chase and reached 150 before declaring, leaving the Green a target of 146 to win.  Lewis Hooper bowled well for his 4 for 21 and Sam Spencer picked up two further wickets and Jon Lewis one.  Jamie Ferguson in his last game for the Green before he moves out to Australia bowled well with little reward as did Adam Price.  Green debutants Gareth Jones and Chris Packer both fielded exceptionally well.
Liam Paddock carried on where he had left off showing a full range of shots around the wicket, but when he was dismissed for 34, it appeared the game was all over.  Jonathon Lewis had other ideas however and he took the game by the scruff of the neck and creamed the ball to all parts of the ground, ably supported by Burford, Jones, Hooper and Adam Price who helped to see the Green home by 4 wickets in an excellent encounter.








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