By Jamie Arrowsmith 03/07 Updated: 04/07 11:57
BARBY bowed out of the National Village Knockout on Sunday whey suffered a 99-run home defeat against Leicestershire outfit Cropston CC.
Cropston decided to bat first having won the toss and despite losing early wickets to Will Sinclair (3-32), the visitors built a decent total thanks to Joe Bland (30) and Brady Glenon's excellent 76.
Tight bowling from Bikram Singh (2-32) ensured they failed to reach 200 and with Phil Beagley and Adam Shay also striking, they ended on 188-9.
Barby struggled throughout their reply against some tight and accurate bowling with Alan Robinson (5-18) causing all sorts of problems.
The hosts never really looked on course to reach the target as only Tom Gleghorn (21) and Joel Gleghorn (27) got to grips with the bowling as the final wicket fell on 89.
Rain won the day on Saturday as the 1st XI's trip to Old Edwardians was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
THE 2nds did get out into the middle and will be glad to have done so as they recorded a home success against Massey Ferguson.
Skipper Stev Sipanovic decided to bowl first after winning the toss but it looked to be the wrong decision initially as Massey raced to 75-0.
However, a poor run led to the first wicket when a throw from Perryman was gathered by Wesson and he broke the stumps to complete the run out.
Stipanovic and Adam Shay picked up two more quick wickets but Nazakat looked strong at the other end and went on to make 111.
Wickets continued to tumble despite his heroics though with Phil Beagley (3-36) and Rob Stipanovic (4-12) ripping through the tail to bowl Massey out for 169.
Barby started slowly in reply but Rob Field held the innings together with a patient 39.
The game was back in the balance when Barby fell to 85-5 but Dave Wesson (18no) and Beagley (26no) came together and took the total to 146-5 at which point Massey conceded.
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