Barnt Green left cursing the weather

Barnt Green try to score runs against Kenilworth. Picture: CRAIG ROSS

Barnt Green try to score runs against Kenilworth. Picture: CRAIG ROSS

First published in Sport

BARNT Green were left cursing the wet weather after their Birmingham Premier clash against Kenilworth Wardens was abandoned on Saturday.

The match was ended at the halfway stage with it evenly balanced.

After a rainy few days, the club were forced to move to a different pitch because water got under the covers.

As a result, Green were dismissed for 150 in 40 overs.

Sam Cheshire was in good form as he recorded 56, while Luke Radford (28) also got among the runs.

But the home side’s bowlers were not given a chance to take advantage of the surface as heavy rain forced the match off.

Captain Andy Sutton said: “We’ve got a bit of a problem at the moment because the water keeps getting under the covers.

“But we made a par score, if we had made 170 we would have had a better chance to win the game.

“Unfortunately the rain put paid to any of that.

“The team is settling in well, there is a good spirit in the changing room but we could do with a run of games in order to help us settle after two abandoned matches.”

Green go to local rivals Kidderminster Victoria on Saturday (noon start).

They are without the services of talented teenager Sam Hain, who made his first class debut for Warwickshire against Middlesex last week and scored 42 runs.

“Sam seems to have got even better,” added Sutton.

“He’s improved technically and he’s an exciting talent. We won’t see too much of him if he continues to play well for Warwickshire, which is fantastic.”

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