Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.





May 30th 2005

BGCC 1st XI vs Nomads

Worcester Nomads vs BGCC 2nd XI

bgcc entertained local rivals worcs nomads on bank holiday monday at north end lane.

green skipper chris smedley won the toss and asked the nomads to bat first on a good cricket wicket for the teams involved.

the green started well with harold harrison and tim williams(4-74) bowling tidily and after 32 overs the nomads were struggling at 118 for 6. the green again failed to capitalize as bowman smashed a fine 82 and the unconventional dixon(50) added 113 in 10 overs.with the green now looking at chasing a total of nearly 300 tim clarke(3-26) brought some normality back to the game with the nomads finally all out in the last over finishing on 259.

the green would have to bat well if they had any chance of reaching their target but with some erratic bowling from nomads captain Lakin the green were away! with the score on 30 the green lost lewis(11), at 92 flynn(33) and 152 smedley(32). through it all rich williams stood firm holding the innings together with a fine knock of 52 finally out in the 39th over with the score at 182 for 4.with the game still anyones kev golder played a bruising innings finishing on 79 not out brilliantly supported by the lower order as the game was won with 8 balls to spare with the greens supporters treated to another tense game in which all the greens batsmen held their nerve.

the green travel to fellow newly promoted club Coombs wood on saturday looking to continue their good run knowing they are not firing on all cylinders yet but also knowing that there's still plenty to come!!   


Bankholiday monday saw the green travel the short distance to local rivals Worcester Nomads.The green lost the toss and were asked to field.Nomads got off to a shakey start losing Taylor in the first over to Sam Spencer ,C.Harmer joined Nomads captain Finbow who set about rebuilding the innings.After losing Finbow for 21 to the spin of Mark[mogsey]Jones,Nomads hopes of a big score rested on Harmers shoulders,he went on to score 134 with only minor support from the rest of the team.Only Massey 15,Williams 11,and Elsden 14 reached double figures.Harmers fine knock help Nomads set a total of 245.Pick of the bowlers was Mark Jones 3 for 48 off 9 0vers.

In reply the green the green lost Hooper for 8 quickly followed by Rob Middleton runout without scoring.Jon Lewis joined Judd Doughty together they started to rebuild the innings.They had taken the score to 84 before Lewis was unfortunatley runout when backing up for 36.Then followed a major collapse Paddock,Harris and Lewis Hooper all out without troubling the scorer in the space of 5 balls.At 84 for 6 Doughty decided the best course of action was to shepherd the lower order to gain a draw and pickup bonus points.Mark Jones made 17 but when he was out and Doughty followed for 54, the green were in trouble 127 for 8 and still 10 overs left.Graeme Glennding was last out for 15 in the 48th over leaving the green 155 allout.The difference between the sides was the fine innings of C.Harmer and the poor middle order of the green.The green had to settle for 6 bonus points against the 24 gained by nomads.