25th June 2013 - Match Report.

BGCC 1sts vs Ombersley T20


On Wednesday Ombersley visited North End Lane in the Birmingham League T20 Challenge Cup – Round 3.


Captain Andy Ford won the toss and chose to bat first and Phil Harris and Ash Brewer started well taking the score to 37 in the 5th over when Brewer (9) edged one to keeper Ollie Steele off Ted Bayliss. Alex Hepburn fell next, adjudged LBW for 1 off Krishall Magage. Andy Ford came in at 4 and allowed Harris the strike as his innings gathered pace. Harris had reached 39 off 27 balls (6 fours and 1 six) when he was caught by Bayliss on the boundary to give Magage his second wicket.  

BGCC’s innings couldn’t really gather much momentum due to wickets falling at regular intervals. Tom Clack came and went - also caught by Bayliss off Mark Meacham. Elliot Hennessy joined Ford with the Green on 60 for 4 in the 9th over. This partnership looked promising but again didn’t last – Ford was caught by Marcus D’Oliveira of Bayliss for a run a ball 13. Hennessy continued well – supported by Adam Dovey – until he was clean bowled by Ryan Tongue for a rapid 31 off 23 balls (4 fours and a six). BGCC were now 119 for 6 with almost 3 overs remaining. To their credit Jon Dovey (6no), Kev Golder (9) and Ash Brewer (2no) took the total to a competitive 136 for 8 off the 20 overs. 

Ombersley opened with Ollie Steele and big-hitter Chris Harwood. Steele fell second ball, LBW to Phil Harris. Harwood was joined by Krishall Magage and despite the best efforts the Green bowlers this pair accumulated runs at well above the run-rate needed. Harwood in particular hit a range of boundaries including 3 huge sixes in one over off Tim Williams.

 Blair Kingsland was the pick of the bowlers conceding only 9 of his 4 overs. This slowed the run rate but on 99 for 2 with 6 overs to go Ombersley were not under any real pressure. Jon Dovey clean bowled Harwood for an impressive 62 (50 balls, 6 fours and 4 sixes) but Magage and Marcus D’Oliveira saw them home with an over to spare. Magage hit a six to win the game to finish 63 not out off 45 balls, including 7 fours and 2 sixes.