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Match Report.

Barnards Green Colts – Star Wars Day – May the fourth
Barnards Green U13s v Hanley Castle and Upton U13s
Ending in a win for Hanley Castle and Upton by 31 runs


The Green Under 13 colts opened their 2006 campaign with an encouraging performance against Hanley. Hanley batted first and scored freely until LeGros clean bowled Lockwood. Matthews plundered the bowling past some static fielding to reach 30 and retire. Lechmere and Amery continued to put away the loose deliveries but Michael Ellis bowled well and removed Amery for 27. LeGros (4-0-30-3) returned to take two quick wickets whilst Budd dismissed Lechmere for 24. Some tight bowling at the innings end kept the score down, aided by some excellent fielding by Tom Colshaw and super glove work from Jon Howie, as Ellis (4-0-38-2) and Freeman both took wickets leaving the Green needing 134 for victory.
Some very intelligent batting from Aston Kerr and James Herd got the innings off to good start and found the boundary regularly. Kerr was run out for 12 and then Hanley put the brakes on as Humphries bowled four miserly overs for 8 runs and took two wickets. Herd being the first caught for 17 and the unfortunate Howie stumped first ball. Bridges (12) and LeGros (16) staged a recovery but the run rate was rising alarming and both perished going for big shots. Matt Bannister playing his first game of cricket showed he has the makings of a batsman as he and Freeman kept the run chase going with some excellent running between the wickets. Hanley showed greater knowledge of the game with some excellent field placings and good bowling changes, Freeman was caught in the deep for 9 and Bannister perished for a super 17 but the Green came up 31 runs short, but had broken the 100 run barrier for the first time!.
Well done boys a good start and let’s keep on improving.