20th May 2012 - Match Reports.

BGCC Sunday 2nds vs Oldswinford
Barnards Green Sunday 2nds picked up their second win of the season when they defeated Oldswinford at North End Lane on Sunday.  Batting first, Oldswinford got off to a solid start although found runs difficult to come by against an accurate opening attack of James Marsh and James Scullion.  The score had reached 31 before Marsh bowled the first of his two victims and finished with figures of 2 for 7 off his 8 overs.  Jamie Longmore then got in on the act bowling a tight line and length he picked up two wickets and a run out from a direct throw from the boundary and Oldswinford were struggling on 67 for 5.  With Longmore 2 for 8 off 8 bowled out, a spin element was introduced though Ahmed and Pete Daffin and Ahmed ripped through the tail picking up 4 wickets for 11 runs and Daffin getting top scorer J Stanier (18) caught by Longmore.  Oldswinford finished on 102 which always looked somewhat short of a competitive total.

In response, Andy Wheeler and Chris Freeman opened the innings and Wheeler clearly had a taxi waiting as he smashed the ball to all parts of the ground although he did give a number of chances which were not taken.  Freeman fed him the strike and when he was out with the score on 59, Hennessy joined the party and soon found the boundary, but he perished on 14 and it was left to previous weeks hero Anshuman to assist Wheeler 78 not out to see the Green home for a comfortable 8 wicket victory.  Thanks go to match day sponsor Julian Hall gardening services.