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MATCH REPORT

 

MATCH REPORT

On Sunday, Barnards Green 2nds took the long trip up to Swindon on a cold and blustery English summers day. Batting first, the Green got off to an explosive start and after nine overs were 86 for 2 having lost both Marc Jones and Tim Price miss timing hooks looking for the short boundary. Father and son John (37) and Andy Wheeler (39) then thumped the ball to all parts of the ground, but when both went in quick succession miss timing short balls, Mat Brookes (28) and Marek Wajzer (13) steadied the innings before Wajzer hit a long hop to cover. Justin Mcmillan then joined Brookes and both played some glorious shots before Brookes fell to a loose flick off his legs. A quick flurry of wickets brought final pair of skipper Robin Longmore and young Emily Price together and they put on 20 to take the final score to 190 before Longmore went for one big hit too many.

 

No sooner had the players left the pitch than the rain started which reduced the game to something of a farce with the Green gamely agreeing to play on, but soon finding it difficult to bowl with a bar of wet soap. Rob Tyler picked up two wickets and Roy Mayo bamboozled opener Cox to put Swindon on the back foot. After a half hour break for even heavier rain, the game resumed, but the contest was already over and Swindon made the most of the conditions despite Mat Brookes taking two further wickets. At 145 for 5 Swindon were deemed victorious on some form of Duckworth Lewis method and the Green departed to the bar to get as wet inside as they were outside.

 

Next week the Green are at home to O.Es and hoping for a start to the delayed summer.

 

 

 

Courtesy of the Malvern Gazette.

 

28/6/02 - Green settle for draw as Hawk homes in

BELBROUGHTON were this week's visitors to North End Lane for the WCL match against Barnards Green Seconds.

BARNARDS GREEN II v BELBROUGHTON II

Starting their innings in light drizzle, the visitors' Ross and Barrett were soon dismissed but Jessop played straight and confidently to establish a solid base. He was joined by Gillis, who showed a liking for the cover boundary, racing to a half century and taking the score over the 100 mark. Jessop then went for a big shot over long on but lost his leg stump to the wily Robbie Lewis and Duncan Bell returned to the attack to bowl the bemused Littlestone for a duck. Lee Hooper found more control in his second spell and bowled Gillis for 66 with a good straight ball delivered at a lively pace. Hawk continued the attack with some lofted shots before being well caught, low down, by Simon Clarke, to give Hooper his second wicket and Taylor was run out by the rapid reactions of Derek Goodman. The last wicket pair of Raybould and Edwards added an extra 20 runs and the innings closed on 230-9, a total which included 44 extras! The Green made a disastrous start when Hawk bowled Derek Goodman with the first ball of the innings and had John Sherliker caught behind in his second over. Bowling with accuracy and variation Hawk also got the odd ball to turn sharply and troubled all of the batsmen. Simon Cooke and James Curtis managed to keep the score moving and the score reached 50 in the tenth over. Hawk then struck again as Curtis (21) was unluckily bowled off his body and Tim Price failed to pick the ball which drifted to the off to be bowled for a duck. Cooke was now the Green's only hope of victory as he tried to break out of Hawk's stranglehold, hitting him for a four and a six in the same over but when he tried to repeat the shots he was bowled for a well made 69. The experienced pair of Dick Brown and Robbie Lewis decided a draw was the only remaining option and they reached this target without any real problems, finishing on 180-5. The difference between the two sides was Hawk who bowled 22 overs conceding only 36 runs and taking all five wickets in an excellent spell.

Courtesy of the Malvern Gazette.