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16th July 2006 - Match reports.

BGCC Sunday Seconds vs Stourbridge

 On sunday Barnards Green 2nds entertained Stourbridge on a sweltering hot day and despite winning the toss, skipper Marek Wajzer decided his troops needed a run out in the field.  Chris Hill and Ian Badsey toiled away in the early overs and despite finding the right areas, had little success.  Legspinner Justin McMillan was introduced to the attack and soon picked up a wicket as the openers looked to force the pace.  It was clear that this was a wicket for the slow bowlers and so Robin Longmore was introduced to follow his son Jamie who bowled tidily with little success. Robins lack of pace and tenacious flight soon troubled the batsmen and despite some sluggish fielding by the weary younger members of the team, he picked up a couple of useful wickets.  Dave Price was unlucky to drop a dolly off his own bowling and then showed his circus credentials as he dropped one on the boundary which went for six, but Chris Hill was introduced and mopped up the tail leaving the Green 245 to chase on top of a sumptuous tea.
Youngsters Simon Ball (44) and Justin McMillan (57) soon set about the bowling and raced to 136 before Ball perished after some mighty legside sweeps.  Matt Higgs soon followed but Hill and McMillan pushed the score along before McMillan lost his wicket for a fine knock.  Robin Longmore joined Hill and they pushed the score along to 170 before Longmore was given out caught by some chap who had wondered in from a nearby house to umpire.  Bring on young Adam Price for the knock of the day.  Two mighty straight sixes and some glorious drives and Price (37 no) and Hill (44 no) saw the Green home comfortably with 6 wickets and 12 overs to spare.  Grateful thanks go to match day sponsors Worcester City Tiling