Wilson century sends Barley through
Barley CC round-up
Cambs Junior Cup round two
Barley IIs 225-4
Sawston IVs 143 (35 overs)
Barley won by 82 runs
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RICHIE Wilson hit a superb century as Barley saw off Sawston IVs in the second round of the Cambs Junior Cup on Sunday.
Having lost earlier in the season to Sawston Barley skipper Adam Pattison was pleased to bat first. Barley openers Wilson and Jason Busby-Mitchell began against Steven Matthews and Joe Worth but with only two on the board Busby-Mitchell was caught out for a duck by Hodgkinson off Worth.
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Brian Symes joined Wilson and attacked Matthews with a flurry of boundaries before he was taken off having gone for 24 off his four overs. The Barley pair put on 80 before Symes (31) was caught by Toner off Bradford (41-1).
Wilson, a former Australian Rugby League player with the Queensland Cane Toads, soon passed his 50 before Pattison foolishly ran himself out. Jimmy Ghani then missed one from Russell Boatman (34-1) and was bowled for just one run. Stewart joined Wilson and played a sensible anchor role as Wilson plundered the bowling with some classic cuts and excellent pull shots. Stewart amassed 22 runs in their 80-run partnership and, after 40 overs, Man of the Match Wilson had carried his bat for a magnificent 108* - his first ton for Barley.
In reply, Stewart had Matthews caught by Pattison for 25 but it was Jimmy Ghani who stole the show with three lbw dismissals and two bowled as he took five wickets for 39 runs off his 10 overs.
Veteran Graham Litson chipped in with four late wickets for 26 runs as Barley cruised home with Sawston falling 82 runs short as last man Toner was out in the 35th over.
CCA Junior League 1B
Barley Is 260-3 (40 overs)
Linton Village 236-9 (40 overs)
Barley won by 24 runs
Barley Is won away at Linton Village on Saturday with their top four batsmen doing the damage.
Jamie Walters (70), Andrew Hunt (64), Wakeel Shah (43) and Chris Allen (32*) all provided enough ammunition to ultimately win the match for Barley.
In reply, Linton realised they had a tall order on their hands but some wayward fast bowling from Shah and some big hits from Gordon and Whitmore kept Linton in the hunt until Michael Ross steadied things taking 3-32 off his 10 overs.
Gavin Bowie then ran himself out for 5 and Leigh Stewart, for once wicketless, produced the day’s champagne moment by casually leaping in the air on the boundary to catch Steve Munday with one hand off the bowling of Walters (1-52).
Walters fumbled a dolly of a catch from him and the drop look costly until Brian Symes bowled him for a swashbuckling 86. Shah came on again from the other end and despite being driven for 6 by Flynn he bowled him with an in swinging yorker the very next ball for 16 and followed it up by then bowling Fairclough for 2 as Linton came up short.