Nine-wicket win for Tillside in the NTCL
Tillside 1sts had a nine-wicket win when they beat Greenside 1sts away in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League on Saturday.
Luke Dickson took a wicket in the first over which had the home side on the back foot. Calum Bickerton then took three in quick succession, and finished with 4-11, while Sean Wales took 4-16 as Greenside were bowled out for only 44.
It was an easy target for the Etal side who soon reeled off the runs required with the loss of only one wicket.
Berwick 1sts won by 22 runs at home to Benwell & Walbottle 1sts.
Manu Shukla top-scored with 42 as Berwick put on 158 all out, with Sam Wotherspoon taking 5-32 for the visitors.
In reply, Benwell fell short at 136 all out with Michael Birrell on 47 and Mark Bertram in 33. Michael Shearer took 3-14 and Scott Middlemist 3-41 to see the Pier Field side make it four wins out of five so far.
Warenford had an eight-wicket home win over Ulgham 1sts.
The visitors batted first and put on 171-5 with Bobby Dodds on 47 and Colin Tait on 36 not out, with Michael Thompson taking 3-10 with the ball.
In their innings, Waren took just over 31 overs to make 172-2 with Daniel Patterson top scoring on 94, Alan Sinton on 32 not out and Brian Thompson on 25.
Tillside 2nds went down to a 113-run defeat at home against Whitley Bay 2nds.
Guarang Gadhi hit 60 and Sapnesh Jayswal 49 as the visitors posted 181 all out, with Boris Elsworthy claiming 3-22.
In reply, Tillside were reduced to 68 all out with Keith Bickerton their top scorer on 20. Hugh Thompson was the pick of the Whitley bowlers with figures of 4-17.
Wooler went down by 132 runs at home to Kirkley 1sts, for whom opener Christian Rowe hit a splendid 153.
Andrew Horner also hit 51 and Chris Farrelly 40 as Kirkley put on a big score of 304-4, with Andrew Aitchison taking 3-46.
In reply, Wooler were 172-4 with Aitchison on 66, Andy Gallivan on 46 and Ian Clark on 27.
Embleton 2nds beat Berwick 2nds by 15 runs in Division 6 (North).
Mattjew Leetham hit 74 and Hedley Grey 67 as the home side put on 254-8 in their 40 overs.
Here were two wickets apiece for Michael Beveridge, Richard Farish and Gregor Thomson for Berwick, who in their innings made 239 all out in reply with Naill Jones hitting 95 before he was run out, Lee Mark adding 32, Farish 27 and Mark Murray 22. Grey took 3-53 with two wickets going to Ewan Thorpe and Dan Baines.
Rock went down by four wickets when they entertained Ashington Rugby 2nds.
Andrew Bottomer hit 90 not out and George Cockayne 73 as Rock made 202 all out with David Wanless senior taking 5-22.
In reply, Ashington, who only had nine players, also took 39 overs to hit 203-4, with Kevin Hetherington on 68, Stephen Henderson on 45, Paul Milburn on 33 and Stuart Rosser on 29 not out. Thomas Parkinson and Bottomer each took two wickets.
Fixtures for the Northumberland & Tyneside League for Saturday, March 26 are:
Tillside 1sts v Cowgate 1sts; Blagdon Park 1sts v Berwick 1sts; Bates Cottages 2nds v Warenford; Ulgham 1sts v Tillside 2nds; Berwick 2nds v Ulgham 2nds; Stobswood 2nds v Rock; Wooler v Embleton.