IF being bowled out for 49 runs against Dorridge wasn't bad enough, Barnt Green players also missed the opportunity of watching one of their own hold centre stage at the Nat West T20 Blast finals day which was taking place at Edgbaston.

Ed Pollock plundered one of the fast 50's of the competition as Birmingham Bears beat Glamorgan in the semi-finals.

Barnt Green skipper Andy Sutton revealed: "We were going through our warm-up routine while Ed was batting but it was great that he should make such an impact at white ball cricket.

"He's a really awkward bloke to bowl at, being a left hander and he can hit the ball really hard.

"It's lovely to see that Ed has taken his opportunity and I think he's going to be around for a long time to come."

Pollock's family live in Barnt Green and where he attended Worcester RGS.

He came through the ranks at Barnt Green and was originally part of Worcestershire's Academy but got released.

Pollock then attended Durham University and played Minor Counties cricket for Herefordshire. His talent was spotted by Dougie Brown when he was director of cricket with Warwickshire.

Pollock is one of several Barnt Green youngsters plying their trade at county level.

Matt Lamb has been a regular this season in Warwickshire's County Championship side while England Under-19 player Tom Banton, who is the son of Barnt Green chairman Colin Banton and currently featuring for Somerset.