Cricket: Barrow Gurney match ends in tie

PUBLISHED: 14:58 05 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 05 August 2019

Jonny Sykes in batting action for Barrow Gurney

Jonny Sykes in batting action for Barrow Gurney

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Barrow Gurney saw their match with Abbots Leigh end in a thrilling tie on Saturday.

Ali Hood after scoring 68 for Barrow GUrneyAli Hood after scoring 68 for Barrow GUrney

Benura Umanga took 4-39 as the home side made 212-6, but Barrow looked to be behind the run rate in reply.

Guy Fisher (31) kept them in the hunt, before Jonny Sykes (76 not out), Premil Fernando (26) and Matt Owen (20) combined.

But with two to win, Keiron Owen was run out off the penultimate ball with the team scores level.

Abbots Leigh seconds made 243-9 at Hobbs Lane, with a spirited 68 from Ali Hood in vain as struggling Barrow lost by 82 runs.

Ben Thorne took 3-29 for Barrow GurneyBen Thorne took 3-29 for Barrow Gurney

Oscar Livesey (44) top scored as Barrow made 177-6 against Blagdon on Sunday, with Jordan Allen (23), Leo Brace (15), dad Adam (21 not out) and Sykes (23 not out) also chipping in.

Ben Thorne (3-29) had early success in Blagdon's reply, dismissing his cousin and uncle, while Melissa Owen and Seb Allen bowled a combined 16 overs for 63 runs.

Livesey nabbed a brace with his spin, but Blagdon won by two wickets.

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