Two ton Tom but Barby’s charge comes too late

Warwickshire Cricket League, Division One: Barby CC 1st XI 217-3, Bronze CC 1st XI 251-4.

Barby CC 1st XI 217-3

Bronze CC 1st XI 251-4

TWO glorious sunny days – and the added temptation of barbecue – saw plenty of support from friends, family and villagers at Barby CC this weekend.

The first XI hosted Bronze on Saturday but had to settle for their second consecutive draw.

Having won the toss, Barby decided to bowl first on an excellent batting wicket.

Despite an early wicket by Tom Gleghorn, Bronze batted steadily and were looking at a score of around 200.

However, a late onslaught by opening batsmen James Braddin (164 not out), saw Bronze post a respectable 251-4.

The other Barby wicket takers were Dave Watson with two and Bikram Singh with one.

In reply Barby found the going slow, but never looked in any difficulty.

Simon Gear (39) and Dave Watson (37) batted around Tom Gleghorn who added a second consecutive century, finishing on 101.

Barby made a late charge to reach the total but finished on a solid 217-3, with Barby taking nine points.

Division One, 2nd XI

Bronze CC 2nd XI 75 all out Barby CC 2nd XI 76-2

The seconds were away to Bronze and having lost the toss on a sunny afternoon, Barby were asked to field. The first over saw Troy Reeves (3-24) start the ball rolling taking the first wicket.

This was followed soon after by Adam Shay (4-21) and the pair shared wickets at regular intervals.

Macey put up some resistance with a slow 21 before Barby took the last three through Rory Long (2-12) and Phil Beagley (1-9). Bronze were all out after 36 overs for just 75.

Despite losing two wickets, Barby easily reached the target after just 15 overs with Lyndon Slassor (22) and Liam Perryman (29 not out) seeing Barby home.

The win sees the second team sit in third place in the table.

n The Sunday XI were at home to a Merchants Inn side containing many of the Barby Saturday players.

Barby batted first and wickets fell at regular intervals, with only Dave Knightsbridge, in at three, showing any resistance. He carried his bat for his first club half century finishing on 54 not out.

Barby were dismissed for just 113 with Linnel finishing with 3-30 and Reece, Whyment and Stipanovic taking two wickets a piece.

In reply Merchants never looked in any difficulty as they reached 114-1 in just 18 overs, with Wade (56 not out) and Doherty (42) being the main Barby tormentors.

Bikram Singh took the only wicket, aided by a good catch from Matt Beagley.