ON Saturday Barry Athletic 1st XI travelled to Newport to take on Newport Fugitives and were asked to bat first on what turned out to be a nail biter.
Barry scored 116 all out with some rather unfortunate umpiring decisions with 3 LBW’s coming in the Barry innings the only real score of note was David Goodway who has been showing fine form all season scored a hard work 47 in 98 balls.
Newport Fugitives reply got off to a good start and they were going along well and were 115 for 7 when a once in a life time thing happened Bill Usswald who at this time had figures of 4 for 21 and with 3 dot balls in his over was bowling quite sublimely, when he had the Fugitives number 8 out LBW the score was 115 for 8 and The Fugitives only needed another 2 runs to win the game, very next ball Usswald bowled the number 10 batsman for 0, now the score was 115 for 9 and everyone biting the nails in anticipation at what could happen 2 runs to win, 1 wicket to win and Usswald on a hat-trick, Usswald came in he bowled the ball hit the pads and the whole team go up in a call for the wicket and after some time the umpires finger went up and Usswald with a hat-trick, and career bowling figures of 7-21 and a 1 run win for Barry Athletic, a great win and some very happy faces.
Barry Athletic 2nd XI entertained Newport Fugitives 2nd XI at home and reduced The Fugitives to 174 for 8 in their 45 overs with Ashley Baker finishing with bowling figures of 4 for 33.
In reply Barry Athletic scored 178 for 8 with Stuart Evans scoring 33 and Martin Baker 22 as Barry ran out winners by 2 wickets and a great weekend for both sides.
This Saturday Barry Athletic 1st XI are at Home to Rogerstone with a 12.30pm Start and all players are asked to be at the ground for 11.15am.
Barry Athletic Cricket Club will be holding their AGM at the club house on Friday, September 26 at 7.30pm, all players and members are asked to make every effort to attend as 2015 is going to be a big year for the club as they celebrate their 125th Anniversary as well as 30 years since the club won the Welsh Cup in 1985, so please could all members and players please attend.