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15th July 2006 - Match reports.

Chaddesley Corbett vs BGCC 1st XI

 On another great day for cricket, and with a well prepared wicket available
Barnards Green having won the toss, chose to make first use of the conditions. Openers Rich. Williams and Kev. Golder once again gave the Greens innings an excellent start putting 170 runs on the board during the first thirty overs, at an average of 5.66 runs per over. Then things went pear shaped !!  In the thirty-first over Rich Williams fell caught M.Porter off the bowling of G.Woods for 71 runs. Then three wickets went down rapidly in the next four overs, all of them to G. Woods in his inspired second spell, bowled from the opposite end from his first effort. 170 for 0 in 30, became 192 for 4 by the end of the 34th over. This brought in Adam Binks to join Kev. Golder to attempt to stop the rot, only to see Kev. Golder caught out in the very next over off the bowling of P. Lyman, to end his second century innings in successive matches, finishing on a magnificent 104. Captain Chris Smedley now came in, and along with Adam Binks set about restoring a shattered innings. This they did very well taking Barnards Green’s innings to a closing total of 282 for 5. Adam Binks finishing on (60 no) and Chris Smedley on (19 no)  In response, Chaddersly Corbett lost quick wickets in the first and third overs from the bowling of Rob. McCard, then Three more in the 10th, 13th and 16th overs. Two wickets falling to Tim Williams, and one for Duncan Bell. These good efforts reducing Chaddersley Corbett’s to 63 for 5. Their score slowly progressed to 114 for 6 by the 30th over, then 142 for 8 by the 40th. At this stage it felt on for a Green win, but it was not to be, as just as in the previous meeting of these two teams, the tail end batsmen managed to hold out to force a drawn result, finishing their innings on 172 for 9. A disappointing result for Barnards Green but well held on Chaddersley Corbett.

Barnards Green ---------------16 points
Chaddersley Corbett-----------4 points

Score Sheets

Barnard Green Batting

R.Williams ct Porter b Wood 71
K. Golder ct Baylis b Lyman 104
P. Drinkwater ct Whitehouse b Wood 0
R. McCard b Wood 9
T. Clarke b Wood 0
A. Binks Not Out 60
C. Smedley Not Out 19
Extras 19
Total 282 for 5

Wood 16 / 0 / 77 / 4 Lyman 17 / 0 / 98 / 1 Perry 6 / 0 / 41 / 0
Chambers 5 / 0 / 18 / 0

Chaddersley Corbett

M. Webster b McCard 1
R. Whitehouse b D. Bell 17
I. Chambers ct Binks b McCard 0
M. Edwards ct Clarke T b Williams 22
P. Lyman ct Drinkwater b Williams 18
P. Brooks ct Golder b Clarke J 28
M. Porter Run Out 26
G. Baylis st Binks b Clarke J 5
G. Wood Not Out 41
J. Thompson ct and bowled 1
D. Perry Not Out 1
Extras 9
Total 172 for 9


R. McCard 6 / 0 / 28 / 2 T. Williams 11 / 3 /40 / 2
D. Bell 8 / 0 / 29 / 1 J. Clarke 13 / 2 /29 / 2
C. Smedley 11 / 3 /23 / 1 P. Harris 1 / 0 / 1 / 0



Kidderminster Victoria vs BGCC 3rd XI

The Green secured the winning draw thanks to an excellent undefeated 138 from Paul Yorke. Having won the toss Ratters agonized over his decision before electing to bat and then regretting the decision for the rest of the day! The Green got off to a steady start as Doughty and Yorke eased themselves in on a firm and true batting surface and soon Doughty was peppering the short boundaries with a series of drive. The pair were making excellent progress and took drinks at 77 for 1. Same as last week Doughty succumbed first over after drinks, this time he slapped a wide half volley straight into covers’ hands for 48. Brief visits to the crease for Beavon and Curtis as Yorke now upped the rate and found a good ally in Ratcliffe; the pair added 70 runs until Ratters holed out with ten overs remaining. Firstly Metcalfe with a sparkling 19 and then White with a well pulled 17 kept Yorke company ensuring the last ten overs saw a run rate of twelve an over. Yorke was now smacking the ball to all parts bringing up his hundred with an enormous six and his final innings total of 138 contained 17 fours and 5 sixes. Tea was taken with the Green at a very satisfying 283, or so they thought.
On returning from tea the Kidderminster captain was unhappy that the total was 283. Apparently the bowling only added up to 276 and that was the total they should be chasing. Many minutes were lost as the debate took on a more sinister tone and we (Barnards Green) had accused the KVCC Captain of cheating in the past. The KVCC Independent umpire told him that it was 283 but still he wouldn’t have it and demanded that the league be contacted. Now the rest of KVCC lads were a little embarrassed by their Captains’ antics and apologized to the Green fielders but to say the Green boys were getting a bit cheesed off was an understatement. Now your correspondent is not calling the skipper a cheat but the antics of this one man soured the whole day’s cricket with everyone else wanting to play and with it being played in the right spirit it took some kind of ‘knob head’ to spoil it for the sake of seven runs! When eventually the match got underway Kidderminster needed 284 for victory.
For all of Paul Yorke’s batting heroics he was about to come crashing back to earth with bump. Opener Cook lobbed a gentle dolly straight to Yorke who did get two hands on it, the batter was already halfway back to the pavilion cursing and swearing but somehow Yorke managed to spill the chance and the Green’s early breakthrough. KVCC now batted well as Hill conceded more runs in his first six overs than he had in the previous six games but the returning Churchill was almost at full throttle with an excellent opening burst that saw the ball fizzing into the keeper’s gloves. The first drinks break saw KVCC at a healthy 74 without loss and Ratters called everyone into to huddle in an effort to gee everyone up but we all took the chance to berate Yorkie for his appalling dropped chance, even Steve Beavon had a go but Yorkie just mentioned wicket keeping! The next fifteen overs turned the match the Green’s way. Firstly Roden ran himself out for 30 and then Platt found the pace of Churchill too much Trickett (20) and Cook (58) were taking the attack to the Green but both perished trying to keep up with an increasing run rate as Doughty (2 -56) put his side in the box seat. Churchill (2- 53) then took a fine return catch to leave KVCC 5 down for 130 at the second drinks break. Try as they might the wicket was too good for the Green bowlers and KVCC opting for the losing draw and batting bonus points Clarke and Metcalfe both took a wicket to give the Green an extra bonus point but the match petered out into a draw with KVCC 224 for 7.

Barnards Green 2nd XI vs Chaddesley Corbett

On another scorching saturday the green lost the toss and were surprisingly asked to bat. Brewer and Clack scored at almost 10 an over for the first three overs until Clack flicked a ball behind square and was caught for 12. Jon lewis failed to trouble the scorer and Brewer soon followed for 9. Paddock recieved the only unplayable ball of the innings and was caught behind for 5. At 39 for 4 the green were in trouble. Roger Thompson played sensibly for 32 before he  played on. James Scullion now played an innings of great maturity trying to hold together the innings.It was a shame his more senior partners did not do the same as wickets tumbled far too frequently, Scullion was ninth out for a patient 27 and The Green were soon allout for a paltry 156, a poor effort against a side who's bowling attack was probably the worst faced this season by the Seconds.

Chaddesley had the task of obtaining the runs needed off 65 overs. Boden and Yardley had added 20 when Hooper took their wickets in the eight over,webster and Killigrew added a further 50 runs before Spencer had Killigrew caught for 16 ,he then bowled Teague for 2 and the green sensed they could get an unlikley victory , a run out and another wicket for Spencer  followed by Scullion having Webster caught behind for 40, this put the game in a tense situation Chaddersley needing 10 runs with 2 wickets remaining , with the fielders surrounding the bat the ninth wicket pair guided Chaddesley to victory by 2 wickets in the 49th over.This was a game the green should of won easily if they had batted the overs out and posted a total of at least 200 , it was a lesson learnt but too late this season to make an impact on the league, as they stand mid table 50 points behind leaders Bewdley who they play this saturday.Only Scullion and Thompson batted with any credit , but the bowling and fielding was better with Hooper 2 for 33 off 15 overs, Spencer 3 for 14 off 9 overs and Scullion 2 for 19 off his 5 overs. Chaddesley took 20 points and The Green only 5.

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