Text Box: Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.





Early May 2010

Under 11s vs Martley, Nomads and Pershore

The Green under 11's finally got their season underway after a string of cancellations and despite having too many genuine under 11's to chose from, the opportunity for some of the younger age groups to play above themselves should help them in the years to come.  Their first game saw a visit to Martley in a pairs game with the hosts amassing 269 off their allotted overs losing just three wickets with Ollie Roseman, Joe Johns and Billy Dorrofield being the wicket takers.  In the run chase first pair Billy Dorrofield and Helen Throup made a steady start taking the score to 207 with the loss of just one wicket and then some hard hitting from Dominic Weston and his partner Eli Bray saw the total move to 215 despite losing 3 wickets.  Charlie Hickman and Joe Johns struggled against the accurate Martley attack and lost 3 ore wickets before an excellent innings of 22 from JJ Hunt well supported by Ollie Roseman brought some respectablity to the score taking the total to 236. 

The Green then entertained Worcester Nomads at Newland and once again JJ Hunt led the way with a hard hitting 32 before he had to retire.  Some good bowling from the Nomads made runs difficult to come by but a late flourish from Charlie Hickman 11no and Joe Johns took the total to 100.  In reply Nomads openers Wootten and Shaw went off like a rocket helped by some wayward bowling and with Shaw retiring on 30 Wootten was then bowled by Patrick Oakley who also led the way with some excellent fielding.  Young Issac Oakley also bowled well conceding just 3 runs from his two overs.  However Nomads romped home with overs to spare. 

A well polished Pershore were the next opposition, but they proved far to strong for the inexperienced Green team ably led by George Blinman-Wilson who asked Pershore to bat first.  Pershore got off to a solid start before Joe Johns took a good catch off the impressive Ryan Smith to dismiss Garnett for 11, but Cross and Chadwick showed some class to take the score towards 100 before the skipper introduced himself to the attack and bowled Cross for 28.  Wickets started to fall steadily then with Dominic Weston picking up two including a smart stumping by JJ Hunt.  Pershores innings concluded on 116 for 6 off their 20 overs.  The Green response started positively with JJ Hunt playing the shot of the game a delightful drive through extra cover but he then tried to clip a straight one to the legside and was bowled by Chadwick.  George Blinman-Wilson looked in good touch and was joined by the watchful Harrison Smith who struggled to get the ball away, but then a batting collapse reminiscent of the Greens first XI took place and Harvey Smedley found himself stranded at the non strikers end.  He did however find a stalwart in number 11 Joe Johns who gave him good support and Smedley then showed what a fine player he is going to be by creaming the ball to all parts of the ground for an excellent 22 not out to bring some respectability to the Greens final score.   Despite three losses the Green players show signs of improvement and whilst playing against older players they will have gained some good experience. 

Thanks go to sponsors Inline Engineering and
AJ Taylor electrical Engineers Ltd of Malvern
for their kind sponsorship.