Barnards Green cricket Club Match Reports.




22nd August 2004



Barnards Green 2nd XI vs Droitwich

Droitwich 2nds were the visitors to North End Lane on Sunday and it was the visitors that went home happiest after a 41 run victory over a makeshift Barnards Green team.  Debutant captain Marek Wajzer kindly took the helm and with the visitors batting first, he got off to a god start when andy Hoddy had Kolb LBW to a ball that cut back and kept low. Garbett and Haddock then started to build an innings and found runs difficult to gather with some god field placings by the skipper.  At 85 Jamie Longmore caught Haddock plum in front for 29, but then Droitwich started to dominate finding the vacant boundaries when hitting over the top and despatching the long hops.  Jonno Boult eventually dismissed both Garbett for 93 and Holiday for 34 and then Chris Hill bowled Cottrill without troubling the scorers.  Droitwich finished on 218 which was always going to be a testing target.

At 18 for 3 with Jones hall and marshall all back in the pavilion bowled by Tredwell, it was left to the experience of Chris Hill and Jonno Boult to setle the nerves although Boult was unable to scamper too many singles.  This had the bonus of seeing some excellent forceful shots from Hill who showed hwat an excellent shotmaker he can be.  The score crept to 85 before Boult holed out to long on for 43. Rob Tyler looked nervous against some inauspicious bowling and succumbed to the spin of Haddock for 5.  Skipper Wajzer then joined Hill and using a bat with a middle for a change soon started to pepper the boundaries.  Unfortunately he lost Hill for 53, but along with Andy Hoddy, they moved the score to 159 before Hoddy was caught for 18.  jamie Longmore was then deceived by a staright one and Tom Clack saw off the hat trick.  wajzer had one swicsh too many and father and son Mick and tom Clack entertained for a short while before Mick was caught leaving Tom undefeated on 7 and the green 41 runs short.
many thanks to Cod's Kitchen for sponsoring the game and next sunday the Green are on tour in sunny Bolton!!


Lye 235-0 (31 overs; Gulbar 111 no, Clifford 110 no)

Lye won by 10 wickets