Middlemist hits his second century of season for Berwick
It was back to just one day of league action in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League at the weekend.
Scott Middlemist hit his second century of the season for Berwick 1sts, and at warenford, where the home side lost to Alnwick 2nds, there was a maidenn century for visiting batsman Bradley Spiers.
Also on the receiving end of a ‘ton’ were Wooler - Stuart Rosser hit a splendid 133 for Ashington Rugby 2nds.
Tillside 1sts beat Bates Cottages by five wickets in Division 2 at Etal. The visitors batted first and put on 217 with Calum Bickerton taking 3-40 and two wickets each for Alan Hindmarsh, Luke Dickson and Jake Birkett.
In reply, Tillside chased it down in 34 overs, putting on 220-5 with Birkett too scoring on 61, 33 from Jamie Pick and 26 from Ross Hindmarsh.
A century from Scott Middlemist helped Berwick 1sts set up a 30 run home win over Bomarsund 1sts in Division 3.
Middlemist scored 101, his second ton of the season, and with 54 from James Patterson they managed to out on 252-7 with Adam Gardner claiming 3-52.
Gardner then hit 77 as Bomar replied with 222-9 in their 50 overs, Mark Woodcock taking 5-43.
Warenford went down to a narrow nine run home defeat at the hands of Alnwick 2nds.
Alnwick batted first, and with a maiden century from Bradley Spiers (123), Alnwick posted 164 all out with Graham Rogerson taking 5-29.
In reply, Warenford were 155-8 in their 40 overs with opener Brian Thompson top scoring on 74. Michael Kirkup was Alnwick’s most successful bowler with figures of 4-14.
Wooler went down by 99 runs on their visit to Ashington Rugby 2nds. Opener Stuart Rosser hit a fine 133, including 15 fours, and Dean Hardy hit 66, as Ashington made 238-3.
Wooler were 139-6 in reply with Les Porteous and Ian Clarke both on 26 and Thomas Comber in 23.
Tillside 2nds’ away game to Bates Cottages 2nds was postponed as the home side could not raise a team. The game between Warkworh 2nds and Embleton was also cancelled as Embleton were unable to raise a side.
* Fixtures for Saturday (July 14) are: Morpeth 1sts v Tillside 1sts; Corbridge 1sts v Berwick 1sts; Blagdon Park 2nds v Warenford; Tillside 2nds v Morpeth 2nds; Embleton v Howick; Rock v Monkseaton 1sts; Wooler v Stobswood 2nds.