Kerswell 50 Lifts The Gloom As Valuers Sneek Home In The Dark

On Tuesday, players arrived to a very gloomy Barrow. This being the case the toss was crucial as bad light would be a factor later in the game. Unfortunately it did not go the way of Barrow as the Treasury captain chose to bat first. Nick Heal & Mark Fisher opened the bowling with great control, however this was not helped by the fielding with several drops, mis-fields and overthrows in the first 5 overs or so. This changed after Mark took a good catch at deep mid-wicket off of Oscar Livesey (2-15). Oscar would also get the other opener caught behind with James Riley taking a sharp catch. Frank Forge, Adam Brace and Will Kerswell also bowled accurately and could have easily added to the wicket tally with a bit more luck. Guy Fisher bowled also kept things tight and bowled with added pace, perhaps spurred on by his watching girlfriend! Finally with good death bowling from Mark and James Halladay (2-26) and a couple of run outs from Will and Oscar, Barrow were able to restrict Treasury Valuers to 115-7.

With the light fading batting proved difficult. Treasury’s opening bowlers bowled some very good deliveries, with special mention to two brilliant yorkers to dismiss Mark Gracey and Matt Owen. Will was doing a very good job of staying at the non-strikers end while the openers were wreaking havoc. With the score at 47-5 things were not looking promising until Guy Fisher arrived at the crease. Will and Guy put on 55 in rapid time. Will hit some very classical shots through cover eventually on his way to a well-made 50. Guy continued his good form from Saturday hitting 26 off just 14 deliveries. With Will having to retire and the loss of Guy  the momentum went away from Barrow and the innings faded with the light as the run rate steadily crawled up to Barrow finishing 8 runs short on 107 a/o.

Another very good bowling performance from a Barrow side and a game played in good spirit throughout.

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