Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.




4th September 2004



Barnards Green vs Weoley Hill




With the onset of summer, Barnards Green 2nds entertained Weoley Hill at North End Lane which has rarely looked so green and lush at this time of year.  Batting first, the Green got off to a solid start with Lee Dyment continuing his run of good form with a solid 20 and along with Rob Lewis (23), they took the total to 48 before Lee became the first of Chaudrys two victims.  Lewis became the second soon after but Jonno Boult and Keith Middleton took the score to 95 before Middleton was bowled.  Boult fell soon after for 37 and Tim Williams fell for just 4.  Mat Brookes (16) and Chris Hill steadied the innings before Brookes perished for 16, but Hill (30) and Steve Beavan (25) saw the Green through to a respectable 197 off their 40 overs.
In reply, stand in Skipper Andy Hoddy made early in roads into the Weoley Hill line up, but a good third wicket partnership between Waheed (26) and Jomra (75) put them in the driving seat before Waheed was run out. Sambrookes (42) then gave Jomra good support as the Green attack started to wilt before Mat Brookes took the crucial wicket of Jomra and then Jonno Boult had Sambrookes leg before.  Skipper Hoddy picked up two further wickets and Boult one along with a run out.  The Weoley Hill run chase then petered out and they finished eight runs short of their target with the last man at the wicket.  An entertaining game for which thanks must go to groundsman Roy Mayo who only arrived back off tour the previous afternoon. Thanks also to match day sponsor Link Tools.