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From Barnards Green Cricket Club.

August 2003 to October 2003   Pictures


Newland Ground

Willing volunteers are needed to “put Newland to bed” this weekend

( 4th / 5th October ).

It looks as though everyone was busy last weekend so it was left

to the 3rds to do the necessary at Northend Lane.

It is hoped that this weekend will be more convenient for

some of the 1sts and 2nds to show up at Newland. <G>

Good Luck Richard !

Rich Williams is off on his travels this weekend ( 28th September ).

Most people have a “gap year” between School and College.

Rich is having his gap year between School and … well School !.

Anyway Rich, we all wish you well.

Visit exotic places, meet exotic people and hopefully don’t pick up

any exotic diseases. Someone will look after the team in your absence.

If you get near a computer then send us regular editions of

“Lionel’s Tales” and we’ll make sure they are put on the website.

Have a great time !.

Putting the ground to bed

This weekend ( 27th/28th September ) Roy asks that anyone who has

a couple of hours to spare join him at The Green to put the ground to

bed for the winter.

There will be plenty to do as usual so just turn up and

make yourself available.


 Good Luck Dan !

Dan Flynne left these shores to return

to New Zealand.

We wish him all the best in his future career.

Just remember us all when you’re famous Flynnie!



Questions that must be asked !

Marek, batting and  requiring 14 runs per over to win off the last 5 overs :

“how do you think I should play it” ?


Marek – scoring against St Johns Ladywood:

How do you spell Ali ? 




South Devon Tour report


A touring party of 38 left Barnards Green Cricket Club on the Bank holiday

Sunday destined for sunny Torquay.

Over a six day period, seven games were played of which

 the Green were victorious in four. Sunday saw a visit to the

delightful Stoke Gabriel where their overseas Aussie star hit an unbeaten century

in setting the Green a target of 201 in 40 overs.

Kevin Ratcliffe (33) and Nick Rogers (47) got the Green

off to a solid start, but the innings then lost momentum

and a victory seemed unlikely until number 10 Dave Price strode to the wicket

and smashed the ball to all parts for a quickfire 24 to see the Green

home by 2 wickets with an over to spare.

Monday saw a visit to Brixham on a scorcher where the home team

scored 220 with Tim Clarke taking 5 for 29, but again the Green

were guided home by Phil Spencer (59) and Tim Clarke 55no for a 4 wkt victory.

Tuesday saw a Green team weakened by alcohol on the receiving end of a drubbing as

Torquay imported a number of Devon county players who proved far to strong

for the Green despite an excellent 34 by Roy Mayo.

Wednesday saw the Green put out two teams,

one visiting Paignton where they overwhelmed their youthful opposition

with Paul Drinkwater hitting 97 and Dan Flynne 44

and Fluff Churchill picking up 4 for 29.

A second XI played South Devon where old stalwart

Dave Tetley scored an excellent 81 and Sam Spencer took 3 for 13

to win by 62 runs.

hursday saw the best game of the tour, with Abbotskerswell scoring

a massive 267 off 40 overs, but a maiden century by Tim Williams

and 33 from Richard Birch saw the Green within 15 runs of victory.

On Friday many of the party returned home for the funeral

of former President of the Club Eric Spencer whilst a team under

the captaincy of Dick Brown found themselves on the end of a thrashing

from Long Ashton from Bristol.

This was another excellent tour once again showing the great team spirit within the club.

 Many thanks to Jez Clarke for his organisation of the tour

 and to Max Lloyd and Tony Creese for their support and boost of sales of Chardonay in South Devon.


Almost but not quite there.

The final week of league competition was a thriller.

With the possibility of The Green gaining promotion

on the last day of the season it was vital for

the 1st’s  to win and gain maximum points.

A great team performance saw the Green achieve their objective

but with other results failing to go our way we had

to settle for 3rd in the league.

A great effort and well done to all of our players.


Appeal of the week.

Bob Rogers for a caught behind…

Problem is, he was Umpiring at the time.


South Devon final tour results.

7 tour matches completed.

4 tour match victories.

3 tour match defeat.

On Sunday The Green beat Stoke Gabriel and followed this with a win

against Brixham on Monday.

Tuesday saw the tour party take the short trip to Torquay to suffer defeat

at the hands of a very strong team.

Wednesday saw most of the touring party in action with 2 matches

being played at South Devon and Paignton. The Green were successful in both.

Thursday’s match was against Abbotskerswell where The Green narrowly failed

in a chase for 268 off 40 overs. The match did however contain a marvellous innings

of 105 from Tim Williams.

The final match was against Long Aston near Bristol, where The Green were well beaten.


Reportable incidents

Fluff ….  Lost swimming trunks.

Jez …… Lost use of his right hand.

Dick …. Lost the will to live.

Brooker … Lost all sense of decency swimming in the fountain in Torquay.

Jamie .. announced his intention to stand for 2nd team Skipper on the grounds that he

can neither bat nor bowl.


Tour Quote of the week.

Andy Lamb after hitting golf shot into a wood:

“ What’s  over in those woods M.J ? “         

Chris Hill :

“ Trees ! ”


Saturday 23rd August.

Pre-tour karaoke and party was a sober night at the Green.


Visiting Tourists

Last week ( 11th,12th,13th August ) was a busy time at The Green as we entertained

3 touring sides on consecutive days.

On Monday a team from Bocconoc in Cornwall visited us playing a Green side skippered

by C. Birdseye. Tuesday saw a very hard-fought encounter between the under 15’s from

Swansea and our own Colts and then on Wednesday we entertained Hartley Country Club

from Kent, regular visitors to this area, who, judging by their post match conversation

and fines allocation, obviously knew how to enter fully into the spirit of tour.

So impressed were they with the teas that they actually stole the tea lady to play for them

the next day against Droitwich.

Mix-up of the week –

Dick Brown forgetting who won the toss, who called what and who was batting first!

Competition Time !!!!

Our friend Sammy F reckons that he doesn’t appear on ANY of the pictures

taken on the night of the dedication of the scorebox.


If anyone can spot him, put a ring around him and then send the

resultant picture to me then that person will receive a “generous” prize. Happy hunting.


Scorebox dedication – Picture Gallery



Quote of the week.

Directed towards the Colwall Doctor who is in the brambles looking for a lost ball :

“ Tell him to get out of that bush – he’s a heart specialist not a Gynaecologist “   



Well Done Liam !

Liam Paddock captained the County Under 13’s side

which took part in the Taunton Festival recently and came second overall.

Liam himself ended up as the teams leading run scorer with no less than 6 fifties.

More details can be found on the Festival Website. Well done Liam.




 5th August 2003



This is a re-run of the match originally scheduled earlier in the season  and  promises to be a great night !!



Jez’s seems to have found his level playing social matches.

Even his fielding is starting to show signs of mediocrity.

Anyway…. His mob won !







Quote of the week.

M.J ( discussing his decision on a run-out appeal against D.Flynn ):

“ I would have liked to have seen the replay “


“Well Flynnie wouldn’t have been in it !”





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