|Barnards Green under 11s vs Belbroughton under 11s.||Barnards Green under 9s vs Worcester under 9s|
Barnards Green under 11's played the
fourth of their games in the regional finals of the under 11's trophy and
visited Belbroughton on Sunday looking to retain their unbeaten record.
batting first Adam Dickenson and Ryan Smith opened the batting but Smith
soon chipped a catch and departed for one closely followed by Harrison Smith
who has been in good form this season. Harvey Smedley regained some form
and batted well until he was bowled for 4 and Dominic Weston was run out for
5 with Charlie Hickman bowled by Hughes for 4. Dan Helder did well to
support Adam Dickenson who was holding the innings together with a well
timed 31, but with Helder run out for 4 and Josh Dickenson out without
scoring, the innings was starting to crumble. Issac Oakley scored 2 and
Milo Elmes hit a nice four before getting run out leaving Ben Sutton
unbeaten but without scoring. The innings closed on 92 thanks in the main
to an excellent 31 from Adam Dickenson. Although a below par score for the
Green, they did not disappoint in the field and a great all round
performance was just what manager Chris Smedley wanted to see.
Barnards Green Colts under 9's had their first game for the club on Sunday
when they entertained Worcester Cricket Club at North End Lane. A good crowd
of nervous parents and Grandparents looked more nervous than their sons who
put in an excellent performance to win by 68 runs. Put in to bat, the Green
got off to a solid start through Will Tideswell and Ben Macintosh and
despite losing one wicket to the accurate Blundell they took the score to
214 in their four overs. Second pair Phil Banks and Frank Wajzer batted
sensibly taking the score to 232 and then Captain Ollie Russell who
marshaled his team extremely well along with Edward Wajzer ran well between
the wickets and moved the score on to 241 with Edward hitting the first four
of the game. Pair 4 Josiah Gibson and Lewis Regan batted sensibly picking up
singles and running well between the wickets and when the final pair came to
the wicket the score was on 260. Jack Sampson and Sam Green decided to put
bat to ball and two excellent fours from Jack and some deft shots by Sam saw
the Green to a total of 286 despite losing a wicket to Hirshfield off the
last ball of the innings.
After a quick turn around, Worcester lost their first wicket in the second over when Jack Sampson picked up the first of his two wickets with a run out soon following. Edward Wajzer found a good line and a beauty saw him bowl Smith. Phil Banks then got in on the wicket taking action and picked up two wickets with consecutive balls and was unlucky not to complete his hat trick. Lewis Regan then got in on the action taking the first of his two wickets and Sam Green chipped in to dismiss Wiggins. Ben MacIntosh bowled the final over and was unlucky not to take a wicket as Worcester finished on a creditable 218 with the hard hitting Gibbs picking up a good boundary. Josiah Gibson keeping wicket for the Green did an excellent job and took two good catches and this really was a good game of cricket between two young teams who played the game in the right spirit and showed that there is plenty of talent coming through in the area.
Thanks go to match day sponsors Inline Engineering Ltd and to the colts for providing a good mornings entertainment for all who watched.
BGCC under 11s vs Rushwick
Barnards Green Under 11's played hosts to
Rushwick at Newland recently and came away victorious by 20 runs. Rushwick
scored 290 but lost 6 wickets to give a net score of 260 with Lucas scoring
a stylish 14 and B Williams and R Wilson six a piece. Whilst Harrison Smith
took three wickets and Oli Campbell, Adam Dickenson and Ryan Smith took one
each, although too many wides were bowled to increase Rushwicks score to a
good total. Charlie Hickman behind the stumps kept well and looks a good
prospect for the future.
Barnards Green under 11s vs Earlswood.
Barnards Green under 10's played local rivals Worcester Nomads in a pairs format game last week and came out victorious by 109 runs. The Green batted first and the opening pair of Issac Oakley (28) and Milo Elmes put on 39 in their 4 overs to get the Green off to a flier. Harvey Smedley (27) found his form and with partner Josh Dickenson put on 41 but did lose one wicket. Nomads fought back and took two wickets from third pair Ollie Campbell (13) and Finn Chivers, but final pair Ben Green and Ben Sutton batted sensibly to see the Green to a very good net score of 309. In reply, Nomads could not counter the accurate Green bowling and regularly lost wickets in their chase of the Green total with Harvey Smedley picking up three wickets and Campbell, Dickenson, Chivers, Oakley and Sutton all picking up one a piece. Milo Elmes looked impressive behind the stumps and looks a real prospect for the future. Worceser Nomads finished on a net score of 200 to leave a talented young Green side worthy winners. Thanks go to colts match ball sponsor Inline Engineering Ltd.
Barnards Green Under 11s vs
Kidderminster Under 11s - FINAL.
Having qualified for the final stages of the Worcestershire under 11's knockout out trophy, Barnards Green won all five of their games to take them to the final against Kidderminster played on Sunday at Halesowen. Overnight and early morning rain put the game in doubt, but a decision was made to play the game on a dry wicket, but with a wet outfield. The toss would prove important and unfortunately the Green lost the toss and unsurprisingly, Kidderminster chose to bat, leaving the Green bowlers to bowl wth a wet ball and a slippy outfield. Unphased by this, the opening attack of skipper Billy Dorrofield and Ryan Smith bowled in good areas and some excellent fielding by the whole team restricted the opposition to just 9 runs off the first six overs with opener Hughes being run out after some smart work by Harrison Smith in the fourth over. Reese Williams and skipper Beadsworth then set about building an innings and despatched the occasional bad ball to the boundary as the Green bowlers struggled with the slippy ball and they took the score to 82 before Beadsworth had to retire on 30. Skipper Dorrofield alternated his bowlers with twin eight year old spinners Ben Sutton and Josh Dickenson causing the batsmen problems, particularly Dickenson with his Googlies, leg spinners and the occasional top spinner thrown in. Harvey Smedley and Dominic Weston both bowled some excellent deliveries, but strayed when trying to bowl the faster deliveries and Charlie Hickman behind the stumps did a superb job with very few byes conceded and Olliver campbell showed what an accomplished cricketer he has become with another solid fielding performance. The introduction of Adam Dickenson caused the opposition some trouble as he first had Liam Williams caught by Harrison Smith for 11 then bowled Billingham and Didmarsh to pick up three wickets in one over to finish with 3 for 9 off his two overs. Skipper Dorrofield finished the innings with respectable figures of 0 for 11 off four tidy overs and Kidderminster made a respectable 97 off their allotted 20 overs as the sun came out and the ground started to dry out.
Adam Dickenson and Ryan Smith opened the Green innings against an accurate Kidderminster attack and moved the score on to 17 before Adam was bowled by Liam Williams. Harrison Smith joined Ryan who played the shot of the match to pull Joshua Tidmarsh for six over the square leg boundary. Ryan loked well set for another match winning innings until he uncharateristically charged down the track to Arron Dalton and was stumped by Beadsworth for 13. Harrison and skipper Dorrofield tried to move the scoring along, but kept finding the fielders rather than the boundary and the run rate started to increase. Harrison was then run out for 25 with the score on 74 and Harvey Smedley joined the fray with a beautiful clip off his legs and these two took the score to 89 with Dorrofield playing a beautiful drive for four through mid off, before being bolwed going for the big slog over mid wicket. Harvey too was bowled going for a big shot as was Charlie Hickman and with balls running out, Issac oakley and Dominic Weston tried to find the boundaries but without success and the Green fell four runs short in a thrilling encounter.
A great game played by two talented teams which could have gone either way right up to the last ball of the game. thanks go to all involved and to Colts sponsor Inline Engineering Ltd for their continued support of Colts cricket at Barnards Green Cricket Club which continues to thrive at all levels of the club.