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Barby U13s win district final

Rugby Editorial 9th Jul, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

BARBY Cricket Club had a memorable weekend with all three teams winning on the Saturday for the first time ever and then the u13s were crowned Champions of the Rugby and District Cup Finals on the Sunday, which the club hosted.

On the Saturday the First X1 travelled to Standard in Coventry where skipper Watson had little hesitation in electing to bat on what looked a seamer friendly wicket.

The first 10 overs, however, did not go to plan with opening bowlers Shay and Sinclair running up an impressive array of extras not helped by some ordinary fielding.

Whether complacent due to a recent run of good form or just one of those days was not clear, as the riot act was read and things started to improve. Shay found some rhythm picking up two wickets whilst Sinclair picked up one before being handed his sweater.

Spin Twins Wynn Evans (0-9) and Gleghorn (3-25) then went about tightening things up which immediately brought dividends.

Captain Watson, operating as a shock bowler mopped up the tail with 4-15 and Standard were dismissed for 131 leaving a tricky period for openers, Field and Wynn Evans to negotiate before tea.

Unfortunately neither managed to survive the new ball with Field adjudged lbw after Wynn Evans had unfortunately been run out following some athletic fielding by the young Standard side.

This brought together Tom Gleghorn (86 not out), at his swashbuckling best and the more considered Will Sinclair (27 not out) who saw Barby home by eight wickets with over 30 overs to spare.

While on face value an easy victory, this was not a good performance highlighted by Standards top score being extras at 46.

On Sunday the U13s faced Hunningham in the final of the Rugby District Cup. Barby’s Captain Seth Westley won the toss and chose to put the opposition in to bat. Fine spells of accurate bowling from Ben Harris (two wickets) Seth Westley (three wickets) Backed up with tight wicket taking spells from Mathew Nobes, Marcus Nicholson, Sam Cave, and Jonty Craven reduced the opposition to 83 all out.

Barby Opening pair of Matty Nobes and Joe Hardbattle pushed quick singles to produce a first wicket stand of 36 allowing Ben Harris to come to the crease and produce some hard hitting and well-timed shots to total 25 and retire.

Hunningham then took advantage of the retirement to produce some tight bowling and excellent fielding to take another two wickets before finally succumbing to the power of Jonty Craven and Ollie parks, who quickly took the team past the required total.

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