Cricket: Barrow Gurney bounce back with big win

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 May 2019

Barrow Gurney's Premil Fernando dismisses a Chew Magna batsman

Barrow Gurney's Premil Fernando dismisses a Chew Magna batsman


Barrow Gurney bounced back from a disappointing start to the B&D Division Five season to beat Chew Magna seconds by nine wickets.

Ellie Holdaway and Bernie Forge saw Barrow Gurney homeEllie Holdaway and Bernie Forge saw Barrow Gurney home

Mark Fisher and Matt Owen (both 1-19) bowled accurate opening spells on a slow pitch, before captain Frank Forge (2-25) got in on the act.

Man of the match Premil Fernando varied his pace well to take 3-13 as Kieran Owen (3-27) took two wickets in two balls aided by an excellent stumping by Bernie Forge.

Opener Richard Gatton top scored with 39 as Chew were all out for 109, but Phil Milton (41) got Barrow off to a quick start in reply, with support from Bernie Forge (26 not out).

And Ellie Holdaway (18 not out) joined Forge in the first all-female partnership for Barrow as they eased to their target.

The seconds saw Old Park made 190-6 at Hobbs Lane, with Adam Brace (2-22) taking a brilliant one-handed, diving catch off his own bowling.

Chairman Pete Holdaway ran out the visiting captain, while Ali Hood hit a quick 30 in reply and Roger Finnimore (44) top scored in a 38-run loss.

The Sunday thirds were left without a game as their opponents could not field a team.

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