19th July 2007 - Match reports.

BGCC Under 11s vs Worcester Nomads U11s

Barnards Green under 11's finally managed to get in a game of cricket last Thursday when they entertained Worcester Nomads at North End Lane.  Choosing to bat first, Nomads found themselves a wicket down with just 6 on the board when Nikolas Jones was run out for 5 following a mix up with partner Pinder Hampton (32no), who then with partner Bernie Thomas(32no) took the score past 60 with some big hitting although both gave chances that the Green fielders could not hold on to.  Lewis Austin (6) was then bowled by Zak Hunt and another run out saw Shaun Henley depart for 3. Skipper Jack MacIntosh bowled well and clean bowled callum davies whilst Jamie Oliver picked up useful runs to finish on 12 not out.  At the conclsuion of their 20 overs Nomads had scored 117 for 4 wickets with two batsmen having to retire.
In reply, Jack MacIntosh (9) and Mathew Hall (2) got the Green off to a steady start, before Hall was bowled by Jones. MacIntosh followed soon after giving a simple catch in the covers off Nick Snowdon.  Nine year old Elliott Crump (11) and Adam Stanton then looked to rebuild before Stanton was caught off Daniel Adams which brought Toby Newport to the wicket.  Toby then clubbed three fours in a useful innings of 14 whilst Elliott played an excellent innings and looks a fine prospect for the future.  He was bowled by Mat Osbourne who finished with 1 for 6.  having played through heavy drizzle, the light faded badly and the introduction of Pinder Hampton saw the dismissal of Max Middlebrook and Joe Churchill in consecutive balls which neither appeared to see in the gloom.  Emily Marriott gallantly held up her end whilst her partners perished and with Mat Wall departing to Thomas, young Zak Hunt came to the wicket and struck the same bolwer for 8 off three balls.  However, this was too little too late and with thunder rumbling and lightening starting to appear, the umpires sensibly brought the players off the field with an over to go, but with the Green on just 63 for 8.  Many thanks to sponsors Inline Engineering of Bransford.
An enjoyable game and the first for many weeks for both teams.  Green coach Robin Longmore said, "The season has been an extremely difficult one for all clubs with the weather situation, but colts cricket has suffered probably more so than senior games.  I have lost count of the number of games I have arranged and then had to cancel due to the weather, perhaps I should seek sponsorship from BT with all the calls I have been making. I'm sure like the majority of coaches, I have no interest in league positions this year, all I want to do is get some games on for the kids"