Depleted Barrow Falter Against League Leaders

Barrow Gurney fielded depleted teams this weekend as many players were taking a well-earned break. However, with both First and Second Teams playing against their respective league leaders, it meant for some rather one-sided games.

Guy FIsher celebrates his half century with Matt Owen

At Hobbs Lane, Barrow 1st XI batted first but could only make 136, largely due to Guy Fisher’s 66 after visitors Winterbourne A spilled a few chances. Kieran Owen also made 24 but the outcome was never in doubt as Winterbourne knocked off the target with the loss of only 2 wickets.

Barrow 2s travelled all the way to Mells and having lost the toss watched as the home team made 313-5, with Mike Lilley having the consolation of 2 wickets as he fielded a side with a lack of bowling options. The opposition’s superior bowling made light work of the Barrow line-up as they were skittled out for 70.

Last wicket pair Steve Owen and Mike Lilley batting at Mells on Saturday

On Sunday at Bath Exiles, Barrow again struggled for runs making 163 all out, which the Exiles surpassed easily despite Paul Gard taking 3/39.

Overall it was a week to forget but with players returning next week we hope for much better as the Saturday teams match up for a double-header against Abbots Leigh and the Sunday team entertain Blagdon.