Barby end season in sixth spot

Barby v

Pickwick Post & Mail

Barby entertained Pickwick Post and Mail in the last league match of the season and came away with a winning draw, sealing sixth place in Warwickshire Division One.

Barby batted first on an overcast afternoon at the BCG. Loz Mead opened the innings with Tom Gleghorn and a solid foundation was laid, Gleghorn was out for 24 but Mead hit a fine 83, supported in the main by Dave Watson 68.

Barby lost wickets at the end when trying to push the run rate on and finished with 224-7.

Sharif was the pick of the Pickwick bowlers finishing with 3-32.

In reply Barby kept the run rate in check thanks to Will Sinclair bowling 12 over’s 1-20 and supported by Stevan Stipanovic 3-56 and Dave Watsons 2-45.

However, Barby were held up in their quest for a final win of the season by Khan 52 and Iqball 53 not out.

Pickwick finishing on 202-7 and Barby finishing the season with a winning draw and a comfortable mid table position in their first season in Warwickshire div 1.

Pickwick v Barby 2nd XI

The second XI were away to Pickwick and on a overcast and often wet afternoon the match was affected by rain.

Pickwick won the toss and batted, runs flowed slowely at the start but Barby were unable to make inraods into the Pickwick batsmen. However Dave Knightsbridge took two wickets in his first spell to keep Pickwick in check.

However, an increase in the run rate saw Pickwick reach a reasonable 240 all out Knightsbridge finishing with 4-54 and Troy Reeves mopped up the tail with 3-59.

At tea the game was affected by a heavy downpour. Pickwick made no effort to put the covers on and the wicket became very wet.

This led to a lengthy delay and the wicket failed to dry out and the game was abandoned as a draw. Barby despite an up and down season finished in 7th Place in the final league table.

Barby Sunday XI v

Crick

The final match of the season for Barby saw the Sunday XI play Crick at Barby, having won the toss Barby batted first and were all out for 199, Bikram Singh with 64 and Rory Long 47 being the mainstay of the Barby innings.

In reply Crick were never up with the run rate and only three batsmen achieved double figures, a late flourish from Grant 49, Williams 42 and Adrian 46 saw Crick finish on 189.

Barby chief destroyers were Phil Beagley 3-17 and Steve Blanks 2-10.

The match saw the retirement of Graham Lamb who after several years at the club has decided to hang up his bowling boots.