17th Jul, 2019

Hines masterclass guides Barnt Green to victory

Ben Tyler 19th Jun, 2019

A FIVE-wicket haul by Adam Hines helped Barnt Green to a six-wicket win at Knowle & Dorridge in Birmingham & District Premier Division One on Saturday.

Despite the rest of the league being out of action due to the consistent rainfall, proceedings at Station Road still went ahead, albeit with visitors Barnt Green losing 31 overs in their reply.

K&D were put into bat by Green and lost Alex Phillips (8) lbw to Oliver Stone (4-19), who then delivered the ball to Ethan Brookes (5) that was caught by Jacques Banton.

Jack Grundy (3) was then caught and bowled by Zain Ul-Hassan to leave the hosts on 28-3.

Oliver Haley (4) and Sam Reddish (2) also had short stints before being claimed by Hines (5-11), with Rheedyi Amin claiming the catch to dismiss Haley.

Opener and top-scorer Scott Stenning (22) was finally caught by Peter Scott from Hines’ delivery, as the wickets quickly proceeded to tumble – leaving K&D on 59.

Proceedings eventually resumed after rainfall put a halt to Green’s innings, with the visitors losing Ed Pollock (5), bowled by Grundy, and Banton (2) – who was run out by William Mottram.

Opener Stone hit 12 before being caught by Stenning from a Brookes delivery at 31-3, before Brookes then caught Amin for a duck to leave the score 40-4.

Despite the best efforts of the K&D bowlers and fielders, they were unable to prevent the unbeaten Green partnership of Dominic Harding (36no) and Ul-Hasssan (5) from carrying their side to victory in the 21st over.

Barnt Green are in action on Thursday evening at Berkswell in the Twenty20 Challenge Cup semi-final, ahead of a weekend double header against Moseley on Saturday (noon) in a league fixture, and at Walsall on Sunday (12.30pm) in the final of the Graham Williamson Trophy.

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