Barrow Gurney Cricket Club

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

Misfits Prove Perfect Fit For Barrow’s Family Evening

What a beautiful evening it was, which greeted the Barrow Gurney faithful on Tuesday as players, supporters and family came to enjoy the friendly T20 game against Bristol Misfits. The added attraction of a barbecue swelled the numbers and it was good to be able to welcome some supporters of the opposition too. This year’s

Seconds Beat Rain, But Fall Short At YMCA

While overnight rain meant the abandonment of Barrow’s 1st XI game at Hobbs Lane on Saturday, the 2nds travelled to YMCA, where despite the poor forecast a full game was possible. Put in to bat, Barrow lost a couple of early wickets before a fifty stand for the third wicket between Mark Gracey (26) and

Individual Brilliance Overcomes Great Team Effort By 3rd XI

After the rain had put paid to the Saturday games, the 3rd XI had better weather at Hobbs Lane on Sunday as they entertained the league leaders. Losing the toss, Barrow were asked to field and despite good opening spells from Mark Fisher and Steve Owen the openers took the score to 50 with the