Away day brings defeat upset for village side

Barby 119 all out (three points) lost to Warwick 120-seven (20 points)

BARBY made the trip to Warwick for the third league match of the season but came home disappointed after suffering a defeat.

Having lost the toss Barby were asked to bat first.

After a promising opening stand between Bryce Long 27 and Jack Bennett 15 wickets fell on a regular basis on an indifferent Warwick wicket.

Several Barby players got starts but could not go on leaving Barby on an under-par 119 all out of 40 overs.

Warwick’s best bowlers were J. Wynn-Evans four-27 and P. Jackson three-34.

In reply, Warwick struggled early on thanks to fine bowling by Rory Long three-36 off 15 overs and Will Sinclair two-31 saw Warwick 50-five.

But J Coleman with the game’s highest score of 31 helped see Warwick stumble over the winning line having lost seven wickets.

Had Barby scored another 20-30 runs this may have been enough to snatch an unlikely win.

Barby Seconds (seven points) were at home to Castle Bromwich Seconds (24 points) and endured a defeat from what should have been a comfortable win.

Batting first, Castle Bromwich struggled early on with tight bowling from Dave Norton who had taken up the call and came out of retirement to bowl 15 overs for just 32 runs taking two wickets.

He was supported by Phil Beagley, Troy Reeves, and Rob Stipanovic each taking two wickets. But Castle Bromwich reached 204-nine off 50 overs.

Barby started their reply and reached 117-one with Rob Stipanovic 54 and Neil Chippington 35 leading the way.

But wickets started to fall at regular intervals and from a position of strength Barby were bowled out for 180. Skipper Nigel Hancock’s late 22 was in vain.

The Sunday team enjoyed an easy victory over Offchurch.

Batting first Barby rattled up 215-nine with veteran Jai Lala 78 leading the way, supported by Tom Middleton 42 and Steve Blanks 39.

In reply, Offchurch were all out for 135. All the Barby bowlers took wickets but the match saw Charlie Norton take his first senior wicket.