Barrowby CC hosts bi-annual matches

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BARROWBY Cricket Club hosted Newcastle club Davipart CC on their bi-annual visit to Grantham last Saturday, to contest the John Garrett Trophy.

The home club were put in to bat on a lively wicket and were skittled out for 80 by a ferocious and accurate Davipart attack and some unbelievable catching by the visiting side.

Notable performances with the bat came from captain for the day Craig Turner (31), his brother Lee Turner (8), and Matt Veasey (9). Pick of the Davipart attack was Mark Skinner (4-33).

It took a patient, defiant batting spell by Alan Notley (33no) to thwart the Barrowby bowling led by Matt Veasey (1-11) and Lee Turner (0-12) to give Davipart a splendid six-wickets victory.

Davipart usually visit Grantham every two years, with Barrowby going up to Newcastle inbetween.

Davipart were presented with the cup by Gill Garrett who kindly donated the trophy some nine years ago following the death of her husband. John Garrett played for both clubs, having initially resided in Newcastle and then moved down to Barrowby.