Barrow Gurney’s first game of the season got underway at Hobbs Lane on Saturday in delightful conditions. Playing a friendly game against a Redcliffe side the hosts bowled first. Mark Fisher and Jonny Sykes, both bowled well for their first overs of the season, but without luck, as only one chance came, put down
Frank Forge and Ed Holdaway will continue to lead Barrow Gurney’s First XI in the 2022 campaign for promotion following re-election at the AGM last week. Speaking at the AGM Frank said his young team lacked nothing in ability and beat most of the teams who finished above Barrow in Division 5. With better availability,
In (potentially) the last T20 of this truncated season, Barrow Gurney were up against old friends, and rivals, the Treasury Valuers. Batting first Barrow made a competitive 140-4 largely thanks to brother and sister duo of Ed Holdaway (51 retired not out) and with Ellie Holdway (38) hitting two powerful sixes, followed by useful contributions
After a washout on Saturday, Barrow Gurney were pleased to be able to play Cleeve 2s on Sunday managing to dodge the showers. Cleeve won the toss and elected to bowl whereupon Barrow’s opening pair of Guy Fisher and Frank Forge (28) quickly put on a partnership of 67. Barrow compiled runs at a steady
Another good crowd at Hobbs Lane watched a thrilling T20 match with the home side taking on Babcock. The visitors won the toss and batted on a balmy evening and Paul Powell (27) soon got into his stride and accompanied by Andy Smith (33*) put on 57 before retirements exposed the Babcock middle order to
Barrow Gurney’s tour organisers Rod Reeves and Jane Holdway have announced that the club’s tour to Exmouth has had to be cancelled due to the Cornavirus outbreak. Thanks to the kindness of the Dolphin Hotel, the club has been able to carry forward the booking to the 2021 season. The dates are confirmed as Monday
Phil Milton, still a member of Barrow’s First Team squad, has sent us this picture of the team of 2011. But do you think it would have beaten the youthful Barrow First XI of today? Express your opinion and cast your vote below.
With no cricket to play or watch, we at Barrow Gurney CC have taken the opportunity to revamp our website and photo gallery. Why not check out the recently added photos for the 2018 season and have a look back at other years gone by captured on film.
BGCC regrets that, in line with ECB advice, that pre-season indoor nets have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. With the county season being delayed until the end of May, it is highly unlikely that recreational cricket will start on schedule. Pre-season friendlies and outdoor training are also unlikely to take place. Further news
Two competitive Saturday teams A Sunday XI for players of all standards Midweek T20 friendlies A beautiful ground and excellent facilities Coaching & training as part of membership Female players welcome (& have own changing facilities) Under 16s Coaching and matches (depending on numbers) Regular social events & licensed bar Family friendly atmosphere for spectators