Hindmarsh hits out as Tillside triumph over Cowgate at Etal
Tillside 1sts won by 45 runs when they faced Cowgate Sports 1sts at Etal in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League on Saturday.
Opener Ross Hindmarsh put on a fine 86 and there were knocks of 45 from Jamie Pick, 37 from Jake Birkett and 31 from Seaon Wales as the home side made a solid 231-6.
For the visitors, Jaswinder Singh made 44 and there was 37 from Richard Crawford, but with Birkett and Alan Hindmarsh taking three wickets apiece they came up short at 186 all out.
Berwick 1sts went down to a heavy eight wicket defeat away to Blagdon Park 1sts, where all the damage was done early on. Berwick found themselves struggling at 13-7 at one stage, and it was only 19 from tail-enders Michael Beveridge, 18 from James Thompson and 17 from Mark Woodcock which helped them reach 78 all out.
David Gibson took 4-11 and Cameron Hedgeley 3-19 for Blagdon, who needed 21 overs to win the match on 79-2 with Tom Lakey on 48 not out.
Warenford had an eight wicket win away to Bates Cottages 2nds in Division 5 North.
Will Gibson top scored with 42 as Bates made 135 all out with Bertie Spence claiming 5-14 off only 3.4 overs.
Kevin Thompson then hit an unbeaten 57 for Waren, and with Brian Thompson on 29 and Alan Sinton on 28, it took them 30 overs to reach their target.
Tillside 2nds went down by 100 runs on their visit to Ulgham 1sts.
Colin Tait hit 79 and there was 35 from Darrell Campbell and 31 from Ray Haygarth as the home side out on 190-5 in their 45 overs, with Joe Bickerton claiming 4-51.
In their innings, Tillside slumped to 19-5 and never recovered after that, eventually being all out for 90, with Bickerton on 27 and Mark Dawson on 22. Campbell took 3-17 for Ulgham.
Berwick 2nds won by seven wickets against Ulgham 2nds.
Ulgham batted first and were all out for 113 with Jordan Cowe top scoring on 36 not out. Sam Straughan took 4-16 and then Berwick chased it down in 34 overs with Jay Baverstock hitting an unbeaten 52.
Wooler had a five wicket home win over nine-man Embleton at Glendale in Division 6 North.
Cameron Thorpe was 39 not out as the visitors were reduced to 94 all out with Andrew Aitchison taking 4-9.
Thomas Comber hit 22 and Jamie Comber 21 not out as Wooler took 24 overs to make 96-5, with Hedley Grey claiming 3-33.
Rock had a three wicket away win against Stobswood 2nds.
Graham Parks hit 24 and Paul Robertson 22 as Stobswood made 109-9 with Thomas Parkinson and Jamie Kelly taking three wickets apiece.
George Cockayne top scored with 44 and Andrew Bottomer put on 22 as Rock won with 112-7 in only 22 overs.
* Fixtures for Saturday, June 2 are:
Tillside 1sts v Alnwick 1sts; Berwick 1sts v GEMs 1sts; Alnwick 2nds v Tillside 2nds; Warenford v Morpeth 2nds; Embleton v Kirkley 1sts; Rock v Berwick 2nds; Ulgham 2nds v Wooler.