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27th May 2006 and 29th May 2006 - Match reports.


Barnards Green CC vs Droitwich

27th May - Saturdays games called off without a ball being bowled.

Droitwich CC vs Barnards Green 2nd XI

Monday 29th May -  the 2nds travelled to droitwich where standin skipper jason brewer lost the toss and was asked to bat first, in between showers on a bowler friendly wicket the green struggled to 161 allout, probably 40 runs short of a decent score. nobody made a high score but several made twentys and thirtys.
In reply droitwich lost 3 early wickets but vastley experienced andy vanuren survived a dropped catch on nought and then went on to score 97no.His innings took the game away from the green and droitwich won by 7 wickets. the match was probably won and lost on the toss of the coin.
WE also lost the score book so i must apologise for the brief report.




The month of May and cricket this year has been at cross-purposes.Barnards Green First XI entertained Droitwich Spa CC for what promised to be a good game under sunny skies.Droitwich won the toss and asked the home side to bat.  A prompt 1.30pm start was possible which saw a steady start against accurate bowling.  Four overs in and 15 minutes later we got rain out of no-where.  Only a five minute delay so we were quickly playing again.  Rich Williams and Kev Golder scored steadily taking the total to 40 runs off 11 overs, when Kev Golder was unfortunately out for 23, trying to force a drive through mid on only to be well caught by Goddard off A Fields bowling.  Greens Captain, Chris Smedley, was soon out getting an unexpected quick ball that took his stumps, bowled Gariff.  The score was now suddenly 47 for 2 by over 13.  In came Mark Hooper and with Rich Williams (in good form) built a sound partnership of 72 by over 32 until the dark clouds threatened and Mark, losing concentration, fell caught behind by wicket keeper Walsh off the bowling of M Rogers for 28.As the new batsman started to leave the pavilion, with the team score at 119 for 3 in over 32, the heavens opened and play was halted.  Tea was taken followed by much mopping up, forking etc by the home side and spectators was undertaken to get the ground in playable condition.  Both Captains, desperate to play some cricket, agreed to start again after a 90 minute suspension.  The Umpires, not happy, went along with the decision on a wet outfield and very damp square.  The Green found batting very difficult and soon found themselves at 138 for 7 by over 36, leaving Andy Ford and Jez Clarke to pick up the pieces.  They both got to 6 not out by the 39th over when the deluge came again – this time with hail stones.


Massive efforts to get play started, linked with very detailed discussions around the League Rule Book between both Captains, Umpires, including other interested parties, finally resulted in the match being abandoned at 6.30pm as a No Result game.


BGCC                        7 points

Droitwich CC             8 points


Next match – 3rd June away to Alvechurch


Let’s hope for better weather.