Club Cricket in the Leicestershire
& Rutland Cricket League
Having regained their place in the premier league, the 1st team started the first half of the 2013 season in great shape forming a strong platform to push on from. Alas, at the half way mark B&B had amassed 5 wins 4 losses and 2 draws leaving us comfortably in the top half of the table. The high points include a winning draw at Market Harborough (S Galloway 57* T Moores 54 B Modah 51) and three great wins against Sielby (R Avtar 52), Syston (R Patel 133*) and a thriller at Loughborough(P Chandritha 41*(33)).
The second half of the season produced 2 wins 6 losses and 3 draws, finishing their comeback season midtable in joint 6th place with Loughborough Town (who we beat twice!). The main features formed by T Moores coming close to his maiden premier century collating 97 with M Bobat 76 in an attempted chase of the mammoth 330 posted by Broomleys. A Love?s 79 against Sielby helping B&B to a winning draw away from home. Also, V Lodhia hitting 80* against Stoughton and Thurnby again nudging Barrow and Burton to a winning draw.
All in all a good season for the first XI, with many new young faces making their debut having come through the ranks as juniors.
Bowler of the year: Stansha Galloway
Batsman of the year: Rishi Patel
Well that's another season done, never mind the result, ( we lost not by much but we lost), the positives we should take are many. After having to start the season with a new bunch of players after the four best players from last year either moved up a team or went to uni, we had a slow start winning one of the first four games.
But from around the halfway point of the season when we started to get a more settled team and I started to learn who could do what and when, we had a good run of wins. We were never in the top two all season, but we kept on hanging in there, defeats at the lovely Sharnford and Woodhouse were what cost us promotion, but an overall finish of third is a good season.
What we need to learn as a team that others do better is to hang on for a draw rather than giving our last wickets away, other than that we have more bowlers that any other team, ( nine some weeks) and we field better than most. With only one player earmarked to move up next year, I'm looking forward to seeing all the team back again next April fitter and stronger. See most of you at winter nets, if you want to get picked for the first game.
Batting - Steve Neal
Bowling - Dean Neal
Bring on 2014 and more success for Barrow Town CC.
Barrow & Burton Cricket Club is an ECB Focus club because of the work it does developing young cricketers.
All teams performed well in their respective leagues, U11?s finished 3rd, U13?s top, U15 A?s and B?s both 3rd and U17?s 2nd. There were also good cup runs (but no Silverware) for U13?s and U17?s.
The clubs had 10 players playing representative cricket at county level in 2013 and a further 5 have recently been nominated for consideration in 2014.
A total of 21 juniors played in senior teams for the club this year, with notable performances from Kunal Lodhia (136 not out) and Sam Nightingale (7 wkt haul), both whilst representing the 2nd XI.