Tillside, Berwick and Wooler all suffer defeats in cricket league
It was the penultimate round of fixtures in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League on Saturday and it wasn't a good day for local sides with Tillside, Berwick and Wooler all suffering defeats.
Tillside 1sts went down by eight wickets away to Leadgate 1sts.
The Etal side were all out for only 97 with Liam Hindmarsh the top bat on 22. David Richardson took 4-13 for Leadgate, who in reply were 99-2 with Luke McCabe making 51 not out.
Berwick 1sts went down to a narrow eight run defeat away to Warkworth 1sts.
Warkworth batted first and most bats contributed with Matthew Hall on 74 as they made 239-9 in their 50 overs with three wickets each for James Thompson and Mark Woodcock.
Berwick lost an early wicket, but like the home side, most bats were in the runs, with 53 from Manu Shukla and 35 from Woodcock pushing them towards their target. However, they ended up short with Michael Renfrey taking 4-53 and Ian Clough 3-51.
Tillside 2nds lost by two wickets at home to Percy Main 2nds. Keith Bickerton was 74 not out and Jamie Farr hit 62 as Tillside put on 188-6.
But Percy replied with 190-8 with Steven Patterson their toip scorer on 42 not out and Craig Bird on 37. Mark Dawson took 4-38.
Warenford were forced to concede their away match against Bedlington 2nds.
Berwick 2nds had a 23-run win at home over Warkworth 2nds.
Berwick batted first and were 212-8 off their 40 overs with Gregor Thompson top-scoring on 63 and Lee Mark on 35.
Jack Titterington took 4-61 for Warkworth, who in their innings made 189-8 with Graham Huitson on 32 and John Briggs on 30. Ivor Patterson took 3-15 for Berwick.
Wooler suffered a hefty ten wicket defeat away to Monkseaton 1sts. Andy Gallivan hit 23 and Les Porteous 22, the team recovering from a first ball loss of Ian Clarke as they put on 90-7 in their 40 overs.
John Hewitt took 3-12 for Monkseaton, who in reply were 94 without loss in 17 overs with Ben Windass on 49 not out and Richard Ord on 36 not out.
Embleton won by seven wickets when they faced Ulgham 2nds at home.
In a low scoring, reduced over game, Embleton batted first and put on 50-2 in ten overs with David Saunders on 18 and Ewan Thorpe on 17 not out. Ulgham were all out for only 47 in reply with Hedley Grey taking 4-17.
Rock went down to an 80 run defeat away to Kirkley 1sts.
Christian Rowe hit 97, Harry Ash 62 and Luke Johnson 45 not out as Kirkley posted 273-5 in their 40 overs.
Rock were all out for 193 in reply with opener Kevin Wilson on 59 not out. Andrew Horner took 3-33 for Kirkley.
* Fixtures for the final day of the season on Saturday (September 8) are:
Tillside 1sts v Annfield Plain 1sts; Berwick 1sts v Backworth 1sts; Blue Flames 2nds v Tillside 2nds; Warenford v Whitley Bay 2nds; Howick v Berwick 2nds; Rock v Embleton; Warkworth 2nds v Wooler.