Date(s) - 12/05/2013
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Marton Cricket Club
Result: Lost - by 23 runs. Marton 147 A Hawkins 3/25, Barford 124/7 Griffin 36
We were fortunate(?) to eek a 30 over game out of a wet day in our return match against Marton. Marton batted first and were put to the sword by Paul Stacey (5-0-29-2) and Andy Hawkins (5-1-25-3). As the innings drew to a close, the situation had Jon Lambdon written all over it and the big man lived up to the hype with 2-0-4-2 plus one run out. Marton were all out in the final over. Chasing 148 to win, Barford got off to our typical poor start with Jake getting another duck and James and PJ both falling cheaply, leaving us 3 wickets down with only 8 on the board yet again. The situation had Jon Lambdon written all over it but the number 4 could only manage 8. A period of consolidation followed with Ben scoring 36 before being cruelly cut down in his prime. Nick Saunders batted through to the end for 27 but by this time the ball was sodden and the outfield impossibly slow. We ended up 124-7.