Villagers struggle to cope with bowlers

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BARBY fielded three teams this weekend for only the second time ever.

The club are keen to have a third team and are looking for new players and clubs to play.

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The third team were away to Oakfield and with a mixture of the young and the not so young Barby won the toss and fielded.

Oakfield batting first and the runs followed freely.

D Marshall hit 86 and S Fernando 107 for Oakfield. The only successful bowlers for Barby were Matthew Beagley one-10 Paul Adams one-40 and John Hardbottle one-33. The innings finished on 276-three.

In reply, Barby struggled to cope with the Oakfield bowlers and quickly slumped to 16-five.

The innings struggled on thanks to 49 not out from Rory Long but no one could support him and the innings finished on 84.

Foxton (five-20) was the pick of the Oakfield attack with Marshall picking up two wickets for no runs at the end of the innings.

Both Barby league teams took on Pickwick.

The first team being at home and having won the toss decided to bat first.

Runs were very hard to come by and only Tom Gleghorn found run scoring easy. He hit 79 and his main support was Dan Dury with 25.

Barby struggled to set a decent total and were bowled out for 135. S Khan four-41 and A Mahmood three-37 being the chief destroyers.

In reply, despite a couple of early wickets Pickwick never really looked in trouble.

Stev Stipanovic continued to bowl tightly and took two-31. He was supported by Dave Knightbridge one-15 and Will Sinclair two-43.

But Pickwick reached their target with six overs to spare finishing on 136-five. This result saw Barby move down the table but the league remains tight and they are not too far off second place.

The second team were away and were looking to consolidate their position in the league.

But having lost the toss Barby batted first on a drying wicket.

Disaster struck as the first two batsmen were run out.

The innings never really recovered from this and wickets fell regularly. Only Hancock who batted 38 overs for 26. The only support was from Adam Shay 24. The innings finished on a disappointing 96, Rehman four-23 and Singh three-17 took most of the wickets.

In reply Barby took an early wicket, but runs flowed freely with Mehmood hitting 52 and Ali finishing on 37 not out.

Pickwick reached 97-two off just 22 overs.

Despite this heavy defeat the Seconds remain in second place in Warwickshire Division One Reserves League.