Barrow Gurney begin 2020 delayed season on mixed weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:00 17 July 2020

Kian Ware delivers the first ball of the 2020 season for Barrow Gurney

Kian Ware delivers the first ball of the 2020 season for Barrow Gurney

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Barrow Gurney began the delayed 2020 season with two good games at Hobbs Lane at the weekend.

Ed Holdaway hits a six on his way to 83 for Barrow GurneyEd Holdaway hits a six on his way to 83 for Barrow Gurney

Despite only a week’s notice and complicated guidelines to comply with Covid-19 safety, they enjoyed larger crowds than the Test match.

Blagdon posted 209-8 on Saturday, led by James Roscow (87), as Ed Holdaway (2-15) and Kian Ware (2-29) nabbed braces.

Jonny Sykes (2-27) took a superb one-handed catch off his own bowling to win the champagne moment of the match, but Barrow statred slowly in reply

Holdaway hit five sixes in his swashbuckling 83 to give them hope, with young Isaac Todman giving excellent support, but they came up 10 runs short.

Charlton Super Kings visited on Sunday and made 198, with Ware (3-14) the pick of the bowling as leg-spinner Guy Fisher bagged two wickets.

Fisher set up a good platform in the chase, falling just short of a half-century, and Oscar Livesey (31) gave support before three wickets fell in quick succession.

Jordan Allen (20), Ellie Holdaway (21) and Bernie Forge (17 not out) combined lower down the order than normal to secure victory with three balls to spare.


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