Barrow Gurney all-rounder Kian Ware enjoyed an exceptional weekend, making his first half-century on Saturday, and then following it up with another on Sunday. It was not enough to bring Barrow 2s to their first victory, but his Sunday effort helped in a first North Somerset League win of the season. Kian, was wicketkeeper for
Barrow Gurney charged to the top of B&D Division 5 with an emphatic maximum point win against, previously unbeaten, Bath 4ths at Hobbs Lane on Saturday. Unfortunately, the 2s and 3s lost at Patchway and Bristol Bangladeshis respectively. At Hobbs Lane a lost toss resulted in Barrow batting first for the first time this season.
Barrow Gurney First XI chalked up their first win of the season in emphatic style against Chew Magna. Meanwhile the 2nds competed well at times but ended up on the losing side against Old Park, and the Sunday team were frustrated by a late concession by their opposition. It was a much sunnier and brighter
As Barrow Gurney’s league cricket season began, the club’s three teams enjoyed some batting successes but were on the losing side of highly competitive matches. On Saturday, it was Barrow’s women cricketers who really excelled with the bat as Bernie Forge hit 73 for the Firsts and Ellie Holdaway 48 in the Seconds, both being
Barrow’s second pre-season friendly was played out in significantly higher temperatures than the previous week, however the batting did not sufficiently warm up as Backwell/Flax Bourton comfortably dominated proceedings. The match was played in a similar fashion to warm up games on recent England tours with both teams committed to bowling 40 overs against each
The cricket season officially began at Hobbs Lane, with a pre-season friendly against Redcliffe. A warm-up for the season it may have been but it was played in extremely cold conditions despite the spring sunshine, and provided a close game. Winning the toss, Redcliffe put the home side in. Will Kerswell soon shook off the
With 2 days to go to the start of the cricket season at Hobbs Lane, once again Barrow Gurney is launching a Fantasy Cricket competition so that all members and supporters can get involved in a friendly but competitive way by following all the Barrow teams as they play their way through the 2019 season.
Barrow Gurney CC held their spring golf day last week at Thornbury Golf Centre. As the sun (eventually) shone, there was the usual mixture of unbelievable play both good and bad. The overall outcome being met by cries of “bandit” although that was perhaps inevitable. Despite a promising weather forecast, mist had settled over Thornbury
Barrow Gurney CC were sad to hear that Roy Hodges was retiring from helping maintain the Hobbs Lane ground. For many years Roy, (pictured above on the right), has helped with the preparation of the playing area and in recent years has particularly focused on floral arrangements such as the hanging baskets from the pavilion
Barrow Gurney’s Bernie Forge is looking forward to playing for Cornwall women in the County Championship this summer. Bernie, who has played for Barrow since Under 11s, has previously played for Somerset but, with their agreement, is on loan to Cornwall for the 2019 season. She has been taking part in their winter training programme