BARNT Green bid to bounce straight back after being bowled out for just 49 runs by Dorridge this week.

That was after the Green had elected to bat first on a wicket which offered considerable assistance to the seam bowlers.

Barnt Green skipper Andy Sutton admitted: "The game seemed to sum up the good, bad and ugly of our season.

"Everything we nicked got caught behind - and everything we missed was an lbw."

Dorridge strike bowlers James Ayres and David Ball took full advantage of the conditions to claim all 10 wickets between themselves and Sutton said: "We knew the ball was going to nip about a bit early on but the wicket looked hard and firm.

"I thought if we could get through the first few overs, we'd go onto register a big score.

"Admittedly we were missing all our county players, but even they would have found it tough as Dorridge bowled really well and got the ball to seam both ways.

"As a result, none of us could have done a massive amount more."

Ayres went onto claim figures of six for 24 while Ball picked up four for 21 as Barnt Green went from 30 for two to 49 all out.

In reply, Dorridge took just 28 balls to reach a winning 51 for two and Sutton added: "With just 49 runs to chase, we couldn't put Dorridge under any sort of pressure, even if they'd lost three or four wickets. They just teed off an it worked.

"In fact the game was over so quickly, they didn't even offer us tea, so we just left and look to put matters right at West Bromwich Dartmouth on Saturday when we should have all our county players back."