CRICKET: Father bags bragging rights in Barrowby victory

Father and son Ian and Joseph De'ath prepare to do battle.
Father and son Ian and Joseph De'ath prepare to do battle.

Following on from Barrowby CC’s recent feat of fielding a team with three father and son pairs, last weekend they were involved in a father versus son combination.

Barrowby took on Belvoir on Sunday with Ian De’ath lining up for Barrowby and son Joseph for the opposition.

It turned out to be a day for dad to enjoy, bagging the family bragging rights with a Barrowby victory and taking four catches – although Joseph made sure he did not become one of his father’s victims!

In the match, Barrowby fielded first and turned in a great all-round fielding performance with all 10 of Belvoir’s wicket being catches.

Fine strike bowling spells from Austin Imber (4-28) and Jason Martin (1-36) set the home team on their way. All the bowlers contributed with other wickets going to Craig Turner (2-2), Lee Turner (1-18), Jack Knight (1-24) and Dale Hardy (1-12).

In the field for Barrowby, Steve Harper took three smart catches behind the stumps to rival De’ath’s four catches.

Matt Hartland contributed with 31 for Belvoir and James Hawkes added a fine lower order 47.

Barrowby completed their run chase in 25 overs, with the runs being shared amongst Mark Knight (28), Austin Imber (26), Matt Veasey (24) and Craig Turner (28), giving Barrowby the full 20 points.