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Match Report.

Barnards Green Under 11s v Hanley Castle and Upton U11s


Barnards Green under 11's played Hanley & Upton recently in an eight a side pairs game at Newland in what proved to be a highly entertaining game between two useful teams.  Hanley openers Spring and Bottomly batted solidly taking the score to 229 and losing just one wicket with both players ending up on 12.  Hunt and Dunwell got off to a shaky start both losing a wicket to Rob Harness and Chris Shuard, but recovered well to take the score to 244.  Duckworth and Young started wel but then Ryan Scullion struck twice in one over and under 10 Ewan Wilson picked up a hat trick to leave Hanley on the back foot on 228.  Chambers and Taylor looked to be recovering matters but a late flurry of wickets from Daniel Blake and Ryan Scullion (2) left Hanley on a total of 235 having lost 10 wickets in total, but 34 extras helped their cause.
The Green openers Daniel Blake (6) and Thomas Howells(9) batted sensibly to take the total to 215 without losing a wicket and second pair Ryan Scullion (12) and Ewan Wilson tried hard to push the score on, but lost three wickets in the process.  Chris Shuard and Rob Harness again tried to push the score along but good tight bowling from Hanley brought two further wickets leaving an uphill battle for final pair Seb Timmermans and Russell Burford who batted well but lost three wickets in the last nine balls to leave Hanley victors by 24 runs which was the difference between the extras conceded by the two teams.
An excellent game between two competitive teams who show a lot of promise for local cricket.  Sadly the weather has wiped out most other scheduled colts games in the local area