Barrow Gurney Cricket Club

So Near And Yet So Far For 1sts In Battle To Avoid Relegation

Barrow Gurney 1st XI ended their season with a win in a close game at Stapleton which momentarily held out the prospect of avoiding relegation until news came through that Chew Magna had managed to accrue sufficient bonus points to just pip Barrow to the post. Ali Hood reports: The 1st XI arrived at Stapleton

Return Of The Hood Not Enough To Save Seconds

Barrow’s 2nds lost a winner-takes-all encounter with Coalpit Heath 3rds in a valiant bid to avoid relegation. Barrow’s newer followers are familiar with the antics of  first team player Ali Hood, but it was his younger brother who came out of retirement and brought Barrow to within sight of salvation. This was after a season which

Firsts Chew Over Saturday Success Whilst Seconds Eye Must-Win Game

Barrow 1st XI won their crucial game against Chew Magna 2nds on Saturday to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive. Meanwhile the 2nd XI lost their game away to Mells 1sts which means both teams need to win their final league games to have a chance of staying in their respective divisions. At Hobbs

3rd XI End Season With Thrilling Tie At Blagdon

Barrow’s 3rd XI ended their season with a nail-biting tie at Blagdon in a match which swung one way and then another. Captain Steve Owen won the toss and decided to bat and when Guy Fisher continued where he left off on Saturday with some wristy flicks off the legs batting in partnership with James

Weekend Of Disappointment Although Firsts Run Frenchay Close

Last weekend saw Barrow’s 1st XI lose a close game at Frenchay, the 2ndXI struggle at home against St Mary Redcliffe despite a half century from Pete Holdaway, results which dented both team’ hopes of staying in their respective divisions. Meanwhile the Sunday 3rd XI saw their game abandoned due to rain after being in

Fiesta For 3rd XI As Balloons Hail A Win In Last Home Game

Barrow’s Sunday 3rd XI enjoyed their last home game of the season, beating league leaders Backwell Flax Bourton at Hobbs Lane and were then treated to a grandstand view of the mass ascent of balloons from Bristol’s famous Fiesta. With regular captain Mark Forge injured and Vice-Captain Steve Owen gainfully employed elsewhere, Frank Forge took over the

Saturday Teams In Search Of Runs As Season Climax Awaits

There was disappointment for both Barrow Gurney teams on Saturday as they set similar scores which neither opposition found particularly challenging, as wickets affected by the recent wet weather began to dry out as the games went on. At Hobbs Lane, Barrow firsts played Shirehampton 2nds as both teams fought to escape the relegation zone

Weekend Seven For Oscar, As 1sts Steal The Show At Claverham.

Barrow’s Oscar Livesey enjoyed taking 7 wickets over the weekend as Barrow’s teams took part in some one-sided games. Barrow Gurney’s 1st XI had a short but sweet visit to Claverham on Saturday when they dismissed the opposition for only 75. Oscar Livesey took 3/9, skipper Paul Glazzard 2/8, James Riley 2/12 and Paul Gard

Poll Of The Month: Developing Women’s Cricket At A Small Club

England triumphed in the Women’s World Cup recently, with Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole providing the dramatic end to the final by demolishing India’s batting line-up. There is predicted to be a big upsurge in the number of women and girls who want to play cricket. However, it seems that the focus of the ECB in building

Swashbuckling Sykes Sets Up 2nds As Rain Ruins First’s Chances

A weekend dominated by rain saw Barrow Firsts denied a win as a result of one over failing to be bowled, the Seconds secure a much-needed win, thanks to a swashbuckling innings by Jonny Sykes, in another rain reduced game,  and the Sunday 3rds suffer a total washout. At Hobbs Lane, Barrow seconds batted first