23rd Sep, 2018

Safety nears for Barnt Green

Craig Gibbons 12th Sep, 2018

BARNT Green picked a huge boost in their bid to secure Birmingham League Premier Division status for a further year after picking up ten points in their abandoned clash against Dorridge at the weekend.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, Green posted a competitive score of 183-6 from their reduced 36 overs.

Wicketkeeper George Hargrave top scored with 50 while Warwickshire pros Ed Pollock and Matt Lamb chipped in with 33 and 27 runs respectively.

In reply, Dorridge were only at the crease for six overs in their chase of 154 under the Duckworth Lewis System, finishing on 23-2 before the rain brought an abrupt end to proceedings.

The ten points picked up by Green now means they only have to come away with three points from Saturday’s clash away to Walsall to be mathematically safe from the drop.

“It was a bit of an up and down game but the lads did really well as games like that can drag on and become frustrating,” said skipper Andrew Sutton.

“However, we did extremely well in what were really challenging conditions and I think had the rain not stopped play, we would have bowled Dorridge out.

“Confidence is so high in the squad right now and we are doing as much as we can to stay in this division.

“Over the last four to five weeks the standards have been really high and we want to make sure that continues into the final game of the season.

“Although we only need a couple of points to stay up, we will be putting our strongest side to ensure we extend our unbeaten run to six games.

“It has not been the greatest of seasons for us but we want to end it on a high.”

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