Cricket: Barrow Gurney get better of Bristol Lions

PUBLISHED: 11:19 09 July 2019

Stu Hood enjoys his return

Stu Hood enjoys his return

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Barrow Gurney tamed Bristol Lions to claim a comfortable seven-wicket win on Saturday.

Bristol Lions found runs hard to come by against Barrow GurneyBristol Lions found runs hard to come by against Barrow Gurney

Matt Owen (4-36) and captain Frank Forge (2-24) had most success as the depleted visitors were dismissed for 121 on an unpreditable pitch.

And Kian Ware smashed 81 off just 41 balls in reply, including five sixes, to steer Barrow to their target in quick time.

The seconds made 237-5 against Bedminster fifths at Hobbs Lane, as Ali Hood (64) and brother Stu (66) shone with the bat.

Chairman Pete Holdaway batted for 35 overs to score 61, but Bedminster weathered an early spell by captain Mike Lilley (2-27) to keep on track thanks to Dave Peacock (81).

Paul Gard reaches his fifty for Barrow GurneyPaul Gard reaches his fifty for Barrow Gurney

Pete Rooney, Craig Jones and Simon Hudson produced three brilliant run outs, but a dropped catch proved costly as the visitors won by two wickets in the penultimate over.

A weakened Barrow made 211-5 against Kilmersdon on Sunday, led by Paul Gard (64), but Mark Batchelor (104 not out) and Alex Gardner (83 not out) made light work of the run chase.

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