Old stagers get Barry out of the mire with 56-run partnership

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IN A Welsh Cup clash at the Island on Sunday, Barry Athletic Cricket Club recovered from a perilous position against local rivals Dinas Powys to progress into the third round.

Put into bat, Barry were rocking as they lost a succession of batsmen - four for ducks - to slip to 43 for seven. Only D Goodway (27) emerged from the early troubles with a decent knock, but then came a match-winning partnership from two old stagers, Steve Jones and Peter Hellyar, who added 56 for the eighth wicket before the latter was out for a fine 16 with the score on 99. Unfortunately, the last two wickets fell quickly as Barry were bowled out for 103 in the 31st over. Steve Jones contributed a fine 35, including five runs for a ball he hit into the wicketkeeper's helmet, while L Clarke was the pick of the bowlers with four for 29.

In reply, Barry soon had Dinas struggling as they, too, slumped and were 40 for seven - virtually a mirror image of the Barry innings.

Despite a partial recovery, Dinas lost their last three wickets for 45 runs as they were bowled out for 85.

In an 18-run win for the home side, the wickets were shared by Hellyar (4-7), Gee (2-11), Ellis (2-13) and Frost (1-16).

EIGHT-WICKET WIN

The Barry 2nd XI entertained Creigiau on Saturday, with the visitors, deciding to bat, soon bowled out for 126. Top scorers were R Thomas (39) and D Williams (14), while the wickets went to M Anwar (3-17), S Evans (3-22), captain S Malpas (2-20) and S Phillips (2-15).

Barry’s reply got off to a great start, with the two 50-year-olds, Paul Murphy and Steve Jones, plotting the victory course before the former fell for 32. Jones was also out for the same score before Barry romped to an eight-wicket win, with Ashley Baker (38no) as Barry ended on 129 for two.

This Saturday the Barry 1st XI are home to Newport Fugitives, with a 1pm start, while the 2nd XI travel to face the same opposition. The Sunday side entertain Pentrych.

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