Thomson hits an unbeaten ton as Berwick 2nds beat Wooler

Tillside 1sts achieved their first win of the season in the new Northumberland & Tyneside League when they beat Seaton Burn by 135 runs in Division 2 on Saturday.

Monday, 7th May 2018, 9:44 am
Updated Monday, 7th May 2018, 9:50 am

The Etal side batted first and after losing Jake Birkett early on Ross Hindmarsh and Law Atkinson built the innings with Atkinson going on to make a fine 73 in a score of 196-9, with Hindmarsh on 31, Gareth Hill on 25 and Sean Wales on 21.

Tillside couldn’t have started much better with the ball. Luke Dickson struck with his second ball with a yorker that completely deceived the opener. Calum Bickerton also started well, taking two wickets in his first over leaving Seaton Burn reeling on 1-3.

The home side tried to build a partnership but when Dickson removed the number five, wickets fell at a regular rate. Bickerton picked up two more, finishing with 4-14 and he and Dickson were replaced with Birkett and Wales. The two of them cleaned up the tail well finishing with two wickets apiece.

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Berwick 1sts won by 21 runs at home to Whitley Bay 1sts in Division 3.

Manu Shukla top scored with 60 as the Pier Field side posted 147-9 in their 50 overs with Chris Wrigley taking 3-8 and two wickets apiece for Andrew Lindsay, Ivan Pearson and Mohammed Sharukh.

In their innings, Whitley Bay made 126-7 with John Douglas on 38, but they came up short with Mark Woodcock taking 3-15 and Michael Shearer 2-27.

Tillside 2nds won by six wickets at home to Seaton Burn 2nds.

Seaton scored 170-9 off their 45 overs with the wickets shared amongst the bowlers.

But the Etal side chased it down with Davey Robertson hitting an unbeaten 99 to secure a well earned victory.

Gregor Thompson was the star of the show, hitting an unbeaten century as Berwick 2nds won by 49 runs on their visit to Wooler.

Thompson opened the Berwick innings and carried his bat for the full 40 overs, hitting 117 not out, including 19 boundaries, as Berwick out on a big score of 248-3. Thompson was ably assisted by a late flourish from Lee Mark, who hit 11 boundaries on his way to a quick-fire unbeaten 54. Richard Farish and Jay Baverstock chopped in with 25 and 22 respectively.

Wooler lost an early wicket, but 72 not out from opener Les Porteous and 82 from Andrew Aitchison saw the Glendale side claw back some of the deficit.

Baverstock and Declan Mark took two wickets apiece as Wooler ended on 199-6 at the end of the 40 overs.

Warenford went down to a 110-run defeat on their visit to Percy Main 2nds.

Steven Knight hit 65 and James Peart 61 not out as the home side put on 186-7 in their 45 overs.

Tom Smith and Michael Thompson both took two wickets for Waren, who in reply slipped to 76 all out in 27 overs with Michael Thompson top scoring on 21. Steven Patterson and Steve Black each took three wickets for Percy.

Rock went down to an 84-run defeat at home to Warkworth 2nds.

The Castle side batted first and Edward Brown hit 57 and Graham Huitson 35 as they posted 149-6 off their 40 overs. Andrew Bottomer was Rock’s most successful bowler with figures of 4-35.

In reply, only two Rock bats got into double figures with Kevin Wilson top scoring on 20 as they were reduced to 65 all out in 23 overs. Andrew Carnie claimed 4-13 and and Brown 3-25.

Fixtures for the Northumberland & Tyneside League for Saturday (May 12) are:

Tillside 1sts v Bedlington 1sts; Whickham 1sts v Berwick 1sts; Bedlington 2nds v Tillside 2nds; Warenford v Blue Flames 2nds; Howick v Rock; Berwick 2nds v Kirkley 1sts; Stobswood 2nds v Embleton.