Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.





May 19th 2005

BGCC Under 10s vs Worcester Nomads


BGCC U10s set out for their first game of the season, and for many the first real game of cricket they have played on Wednesday night, away at Nomads.  On winning the toss Ryan Scullion asked Nomads to bat first.  Despite some tight bowling and some excellent fielding by the Green, Nomads were able to score consistently throughout.  U9 player, Joe Churchill bowled with good pace and along with Ryan Scullion, Seb Timmermans and Tom Busher were the pick of the bowlers and unlucky not to pick up a wicket.  Nomads however were able to bat all 16 overs without losing a wicket and therefore amassed an impressive total of 285 (net).  Chris Jeffrey was excellent in the field and made several good stops and Russ Burford also did extremely well in a debut game as wicketkeeper.  In reply the Green made a steady start with Scullion and Churchill hitting the ball hard and running well.  However one quick single too many saw Scullion run out.  Chris Shuard and Jack Davies then came together and proving the most effective Green pairing.  Shuard dispatched several leg side shots, 2 of which went to the boundary.  Davies was excellent in defence and ran extremely well.  The pair remained undefeated having taken the score to 235.  Excellent bowling saw the remaining Green batsmen struggle a little bit but all of them showed bravery and managed to take the Greens final score to a very respectable 236.  Despite losing their opening game the Green can feel very proud of a good performance against a very talented and in some cases more experienced Nomads side.  Man of the match goes to Joe Churchill for an excellent debut performance with some accurate bowling and being undefeated in his batting.  Thanks to Inline Engineering for continued Youth Sponsorship.