Bowling first against Bristol Sri Lankans, Barrow’s James Riley and Paul Glazzard bowled really well, restricting the opposition to just 19-2 off of 16 overs when Riley finished his first spell. Riley claimed the opener for a duck with one that nipped back and Glaz having the other caught by Jonny Sykes at mid on the run.
This Sunday Barrow travelled to nearby Bedminster and the home team had assembled a team drawn from a mixture of their senior and junior sides including some who had played in the winning Under 15 team against Barrow in the previous week. An early success from Nick Heal (2/52), bowling one opener, only led to
Looking at the table before the game, it looked like it should have been potential win for Barrow, but things turned out very differently. Mark Gracey lost the toss and YMCA chose to bat. The normal accuracy of Barrow’s bowling didn’t quite materialise and the safe hands in the field in recent weeks deserted them.
A large crowd gathered at Hobbs Lane to watch Barrow’s Under 15s play Bedminster in the semi-final of the Harry Secombe Cup. Parents, First and Second Team players and members from both clubs meant a packed car park and a great atmosphere for the game. Bedminster batted first and Jones and Tryfonos took the score
Barrow Gurney welcomed Long Ashton to Hobbs Lane to play our First XI for the first time in many years; there was talk before the game about what to do if Barrow won the toss, however yet again the opposition won it and Barrow were put into bat. Ali Hood and Sam Turner opened up,
Winning the toss and bowling first seemed the obvious choice under leaden skies and in humid conditions at Hobbs Lane. However the opening attack of Mark Fisher and Barrow debutant Nick Heal found little swing although the odd ball did a bit off the pitch. Axbridge’s openers Hatcher and Packham were extremely severe on anything
Mark Gracey lost the toss and the Portishead skipper decided to have a bat. Unlike all the previous games this season, Barrow didn’t pick up a wicket in the first few overs, but Frank Forge bowled with his usual line and length and was unlucky not to pick up the wicket he deserved only
Barrow Gurney Under 15s made short work of Nailsea at Hobbs Lane in the North Somerset Youth League. Keiren Owen won the toss and inserted the visitors on a gloomy night and within 6 overs, he and Frazier Thomas had reduced them to 17-3. Mark Fisher then turned the screw from the Fox and Goose
After the great excitement of the news of the First XI result and the tension of the Second XI near miss on Saturday, surely all would be much calmer for the Sunday XI playing St Bonaventure’s at Barrow? St Bon’s arrived one short, so Frank Forge reluctantly took a break from his A level studies
After a wet week Barrow travelled to Horserace Lane on a sunny afternoon with a team missing four regulars including the skip who was at an all-day NTC class. Ali Hood followed Phil Milton’s lead & lost the toss so Barrow found themselves batting first once again. The Failand & Portbury openers bowled well using