BARNARDS Green were inserted on a wet overcast afternoon and against accurate bowling posted 30 runs before losing Derek Goodman lbw for nine.


Daniel McKay held the innings together with a well executed 75 including ten boundaries - mainly impressive straight drives.

The remaining batsmen struggled on a slow seaming wicket until a late flurry by Ian Scullion with 17 (including two consecutive sixes) boosted the total to 177 all out with two balls remaining off their 50 overs.

The wily veteran Dick Kirk collecting three wickets for 31 from 10 overs of medium paced swing.

In reply Feckenham's innings stalled to such an extent that only nine runs came from the first ten overs for the loss of three wickets due to excellent line and length bowling from Ian Scullion and Dennis Fallowfield.

Despite a brief middle order flurry from Roger Powell 20 and Nigel Reddish 27 Feckenham's innings closed at 88 following a decisive burst from Daniel McKay who took three middle order wickets for 17 from nine overs of reverse swing bowling.

The Green's outfield cricket was extremely tidy with three catches being pouched in the slips and skipper Dick Brown finished off the proceedings with two wickets for two runs in 4.3 overs of off spin which partly atoned for the only dropped catch - a 'sitter' at mid on off the unlucky Dennis Fallowfield's bowling.

The 24 points gained for the win keeps alive the Green's second division title aspirations.