Villagers’ battling rearguard claim well-earned draw

All action from the Warwickshire Division One match between Barby and Stockton.
All action from the Warwickshire Division One match between Barby and Stockton.

Stockton 316-six Barby 170-eight match drawn

Barby entertained Stockton at the BCG for the first league home game.

Stockton batting first scored quickly throughout their innings, with just Steff Stipanovic one-57 of 15 overs keeping it tight.

Stockton’s innings was dominated by 121 off 84 balls by Owen Edwards and 57 by Terry Cooper.

Rory Long took the most wickets and finished with three-102.

Stockton finished on 316-six.

Captain Joel Gleghorn was disappointed with the fact that Barby spilled several important catches that could and should have made all the difference.

In reply, Barby got off to a poor start and were five down for 50. Steve Ward four-46 did the damage.

Barby then dug in and Lyndon Slassor 38 and Will Sinclair 24 n.o, were the mainstay in keeping Stockton at bay, finishing on 170-eight and settling for a losing draw.

The second string travelled to Stockton who batted first and forceful batting saw the hosts rack up 243-nine led by Greg Campbell’s 91.

Barby were not helped when bowler Adam Shay pulled up lame, when walking on to the pitch before the start.

The pick of the Barby attack was skipper Nigel Hancock who belatedly brought himself on and bowled nine overs for just 11 runs taking three wickets.

In reply, tight bowling by Stockton saw Barby 23-three early on before Dan Dury 33 and Barry Taylor 37 n.o. They batted for 28 overs and helped Barby to 132-six and a losing draw.

The friendly XI entertained Napton on Sunday.

Batting first Napton scored 176-six led by 54 n.o from J Alsopp.

Barby’s best bowler was Rory Long two-33.

In reply, Barby knocked off the runs finishing on 177-five, led by a fine 80 n.o by Will Sinclair.