Barnards Green under 19s line up, back row (left to right): Callum Morris, Sam Clarke, Lewis Regan, George Blannin, Adam Dickenson and Ollie Halion. Front: Jonny Edwards, Harvey Smedley, Ben Sutton and Rehaan Edavalath. Not pictured is Ben Bromage

BARNARDS Green Cricket Club's young guns secured success in the Worcestershire Under 19s T20 Blast final.

The Malvern side beat Ombersley in the semis before seeing off Barnt Green by five wickets to claim the trophy.

They restricted Barnt Green, who chose to bat first, to 126-9 with Ben Bromage taking 3-25, Rehaan Edavalath 2-19, Lewis Regan 1-25 and Ollie Halion 1-27 from four overs each.

Ben Sutton and Harvey Smedley claimed run outs with catches for Jonathan Edwards and Callum Morris alongside a single George Blannin stumping during a sharp team fielding display.

Barnards Green reached their target with five balls left, scoring 128-5 with Sutton retiring on 50 not out, Blannin getting 28 and Halion 23no.

Adam Dickenson (9no) hit the winning runs with a four over backward point.

Green had claimed a comfortable 56-run success over an understrength Ombersley side in the semi-finals.

They made 145-6 with Edavalath retiring on 51no alongside Blannin's 27 and 19no from Bromage.

In reply Regan took 4-11 in his four overs, dismissing four of the top five batsmen.

Nine-player Ombersley fell to 40-5 before Tom Cross (34no) helped them to 89-7.

Meanwhile, Green's men's first XI crushed Halesowen by 196 runs in Birmingham Premier League Division Two after skittling them for 37.

In their last home game of the season, Green closed on a solid 233-7 from 50 overs with Ryan Tongue on 74no, including five fours and two sixes, and Jon Dovey, promoted to open the innings, scoring 47.

Josh Blunt added 31 in the clash at North End Lane.

The Halesowen reply saw no one reach double figures in the face of some fine pace bowling during 24.1 overs.

Phil Harris claimed 5-15 from 10 overs including a double-wicket maiden.

Dovey took 2-7 from 8.1 overs and captain Tongue 2-9 from five.

Green's 20 points saw them secure ninth place in the table with a visit to Himley in eighth on Saturday (noon) to close the 2019 season.

The seconds went second in Worcestershire League Division Three after a 54-run victory over their Stourbridge counterparts thanks to Rehaan Edavalath (72) and captain Andy Wheeler (65).

Green amassed 236-9 in 50 overs and then bowled out their hosts for 182 to achieve the 24-point success which put them three points ahead of Old Hill seconds in the promotion race.

Wheeler smashed his runs off just 38 balls with 13 fours and one six.

In reply, Monzur Ahmed claimed 3-12 from 6.3 overs, Halion 3-22 from five and spinner Blair Kingsland 2-34 from 10.

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