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Match Report


Reports and pictures


17/5/02 - Green ease to first victory

BARNARDS Greens 1st XI set out in search of their first WCL Division Three victory of the season, away to Victoria on Saturday.


The Green skipper Rich Williams again won the toss and again elected to bowl on a wicket that proved to play well throughout. Tim Williams (1-34) and Judd Doughty (1-40) bowled very economically but after 25 overs Victoria had lost only one wicket for 92 runs.

R Brown (2-52) once again bowled with great control throughout his long spell and Rog Clarke (2-38) picked up the key wicket of Mitchell, having been encouraged by the crowd after being hit for three sixes in four balls.

Duncan Bell, aged 16, bowled superbly on his debut without reward despite a close stumping shout from the immaculate Glendinning.

Victoria accelerated well, adding an impressive 37 in the last five overs. The Green once again bowled and fielded excellently in restricting Victoria to 195-6 in their 50 overs.

The Green's reply started well with Jez Clarke (15) playing some particularly attractive shots early on. When Clarke middled one to point, Kev Golder joined skipper Williams at the crease. Golder (86no) in particular was in superb form playing a series of majestic shots all around the wicket. Williams (70no) also started to time the ball well with two big sixes. The pair added 172 as the Green romped to an emphatic victory and a good 20 points.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Green will be looking to continue the good form as they entertain Himbleton at North End Lane.


Saturday, May 18

1st XI v Himbleton (home). Meet 1pm.

R Williams (capt), P Drinkwater, B Hancock, T Clarke, T Williams, J Doherty, R A Brown, G Glendinning, K Golder, C Hill, I Scullion.

2nd XI v Himbleton (away). Meet 12.45pm. R W Brown (capt), T Price, J Longmore, K Middleton, D Bell, R Rogers, M Brookes, J Sherliker, L Hooper, J Curtis, A Lamb.

3rd XI v Feckenham (home - Newlands). Meet 1.15pm. M Jones (capt), R Longmore, H Gregory, P Harris, N Rogers, R Lewis, R Tyler, L Dyment, S Clarke, M Oakes, H Gregory, J Lewis,

Sunday, May 19

1st XI v Bromsgrove (home) Meet 1.15pm. K Ratcliffe, C Hill, R A Brown, T Wiliams, K Golder, T Clarke, R Williams, R W Brown, J Doherty, P Drinkwater, M Heaton.

2nd XI v Bromsgrove (away). Meet 12.45pm. R Longmore, M Brookes, H Gregory, M Wajzer, L Hooper, J Wheeler, J Curtis, T Price, M Jones, D Goodman, Justin McMillan, M Oakes.



Courtsey of the Malvern Gazette

Junior sessions

BARNARDS Green Cricket Club start their junior sessions on Wednesday (April 24) evening at their North End Lane ground.

Young players up to the age of 14 years are invited to attend from 6.30-8pm. Contact Tim Williams on (01684) 310545.

Junior Report

COLWALL U11s travelled to Barnards Green for their first game of the season.


Batting first, Colwall found runs difficult to come by against an accurate attack. However despite losing wickets opener O'Toole and Jennings batted sensibly as did Hitchen making his debut. It was left to the last pair of Hylands and Bishop to step up the scoring with 6 boundaries and take Colwall to 235.

Colwall's bowlers knew they needed to bowl tightly to restrict the home side, and openers Coffey and Hylands did just that. Coffey with one early wicket and then Chapman pinned the home side back. Barnards Green then picked up the tempo and it needed some tight fielding by Colwall, especially by Giess behind the stumps, to keep them in the game.

However with late wickets by Taylour and Hylands, the match swung again, producing an exciting last over. With one more wicket for Coffey and one run for Barnards Green, the match was tied, with both sides taking credit for their efforts.


Green Thirds gave a very good account of themselves against Belbroughton

 but lost by 48 runs.

Belbroughton made 198 off their 45 overs with the Green taking eight wickets. Emily Price had J Price caught for her first wicket in senior cricket.

The Green were all out for 150 despite a fine 46 from H Gregory and 37 from J Hall.

17/5/02 - Young's 66no earns derby victory

MALVERN entertained local rivals Barnards Green for their only battle of the season on Sunday.


Barnards Green won the toss and elected to bat on a placid looking wicket. Openers Jeremy Clarke and Chris Hill immediately took the initiative, especially playing drives off the front foot. Francis eventually got the wicket of Clarke caught at the wicket for 30.

Hill was joined by Kevin Golder and they continued to score relatively freely. After 20 overs 250 plus looked to be on the cards. Malvern's change bowlers however bowled with reasonable control and at the end of their innings they were 210 for two with Golder 98 not out.

In reply Malvern started off quite well with Dovey and Arnold adding 30 for the first wicket. Dovey, Arnold, Halion and Carter were then dismissed in quick succession to leave Malvern in trouble.

Francis looked in good form until he was caught off a wide for 29. The Green thought they had the game in the bag, however they hadn't reckoned with the veteran Paul Young who came in at number seven. Ably assisted by first of all Roy Evans (18) and then Neil Thompson (30no). Young saw Malvern to victory with an undefeated 66 with one over to spare.

Next Sunday, Malvern are at home to Colwall.


BARNARDS Green 2nds entertained a strong Bloxwich side at North End Lane.

Stand in skipper John Wheeler won the toss and inserted the opposition who got off to a positive start. Lee Hooper then picked up the first of his six wickets when Westleigh skied a full toss and was well caught by Mike Oakes. A good partnership between Scott and Swinton saw Bloxwich moving towards a big total before Hooper returned to take both their wickets. Hooper finished with 6-51 and Bloxwich scored 202 off 40 overs.

In reply the Green got off to a solid start before James Curtis was caught behind for 14 with the score on 40. Derek Goodman (77) batted solidly and received good support from Hooper (25) and Tim Price (12) before being the eighth Green wicket to fall on 155. Jamie Longmore hit 10no before Mike Oakes became the last man out with Barnards Green 32 runs short.

Many thanks to match sponsors David Spilsbury Funeral Services.