Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.



15th June 2003

Barnards Green Casuals


vs Stourbridge Social

Barnards Green Casuals entertained Stourbridge Social at the delightful Newland ground on Sunday and came away victorious by 41 runs in an entertaining game. With the Green putting out four Sunday teams, the side was a blend of Youth, social and experienced cricketers. Put in to bat on a blistering hot afternoon, the Green made a steady start through openers Roy Mayo (12) and Paul Julian (17) before both went in quick succession. This brought together the youthful Tim Price and the slightly older skipper Robin Longmore. After a patient start, both batsmen then took the bowling to task and deposited the ball to every part of the ground. 113 runs later, Price departed for an excellent 50 and Chris Fredericks joined the fray, he hit his first three balls for 4 and Longmore continued his savage attack before reaching his century and retiring. Fredericks departed shortly after for a solid 21 and Dave Price (24no) and debutant and former bar steward Andy Tandy hit an aggressive 20no to take the Greens score to a formidable 256 off their 40 overs.

After 8 overs of the Stourbridge innings, this score looked inconsequential as the opening attack struggled to find a line and length. The introduction of Emily Price slowed the rate down despite being let down by some sloppy fielding. Chris Fredericks then took a good catch off Emily to dismiss opener Bastable for 38 and then a good catch by Andy Tandy at Mid wicket saw the demise of Clarke for a competent and aggressive 78. Stourbridge were still well up with the run rate at this time and an excellent diving catch with pirouette by Dave Price off Paul Julian saw Nightingale back in the pavilion. Skipper Longmore then introduced himself and Roy Mayo in an effort to slow the run rate down and this had an immediate effect with Longmore bowling Tranter for 20 and Mayo having Humphries very well caught by young Devon Ward. Longmore tempted Milner (38) into a false shot that he caught himself and then introduced Paul MacDonald who had Bishop caught at mid on. Stourbridges innings then petered out and they finished 41 runs behind, but an excellent game played in exactly the right spirit. Many thanks to match day sponsor John Pugh Three of a Kind



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