Tillside toppled as Ashington take over lead in Premier League

Tillside 1sts lost their position at the head of the Northumberland Premier League when they went down to a disappointing seven wicket defeat to Ashington Rugby in their top of the table clash at Etal on Saturday.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 09:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 10:37 am

Tillside batted first, but they were all out for only 74 in 36 overs with Ross Hindmarsh their top scorer on 31.

Corey Milburn and James Richards took three wickets apiece, which put the visitors in the driving seat.

Ashington then rattled off the runs required in 28 overs, with the loss of only three wickets, with Chris Harwood top scoring on 20.

Berwick 1sts went down by three wickets when they took on Blue Flames at the Pier Field in the Premier Division.

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James Patterson hit 23, but Berwick struggled with the bat and were all out for only 96, with Mirza Baig taking 5-22.

In reply, Blue Flames lost both openers for ‘ducks,’ but they recovered to post 101-7 in 33 overs with Awan their top scorer on 21.

Michael Shearer was Berwick’s most successful bowler with figures of 3-27.

Berwick 2nds lost by 42 runs when they travelled to take on Blagdon Park 2nds.

Paul Johnson hit 83 not out, and with Ben Gibson on 39, the home side managed to post a score of. 191-7 in their 50 overs.

Father and son, Mark and Jordan Woodcock claimed two wickets apiece for the visitors, who in reply came up short at 149 all out.

Tillside 2nds maintained their lead at the head of Division 2 with a 78 run victory away to Whitley bay 2nds.

Opener Keith Bickerton hit 69 as the Etal side posted 186-5, the best support coming from Dave Reay on 26 and Daniel Caddick on 24.

Amit Patel was the pick of the home bowlers with figures of 4-33.

Chirag Patel hit 46 in reply for the Tynesiders, but with eight bats failing to reach double figures they fell well short at 110 all out.

Craig Robertson had the best return of the Etal bowlers with 3-36.

Also in Division 1, Warenford lost by 90 runs when they took on Whitley Bay 1sts at home.

The visitors batted first and put on 164 all out with opener John Douglas their top scorer on 36.

Kevin Greshon emerged as Warenford’s most successful bowler with figures of 3-34 off his nine overs.

In reply, Waren struggled to 74 all out with Alan Sinton (15) and Daniel Patterson 912) the only bats in double figures.

Ivan Pearson took 4-9 for Whitley with the ball

In Division 2 Embleton lost by nine wickets at home to Backworth 2nds.

Embleton batted first and were all out for 114, with Scott Lawson on 32 and Hedley Grey on 26.

Adam Black took 4-28 for Backworth, who in their innings responded with 118-1 in 33 overs with Dave Hull Denholm on 54 not out and Graeme Fairbairn on 46 not out.

Wooler won by a narrow ten runs when they faced Alnmouth and Lesbury at home in Division 3.

The Glendale side batted first and put on 168-3 in their 40 overs with opener Thomas Comber hitting 55, Ian Clarke 43 not out and Andrew Aitchison 30.

Alnmouth replied with 158-8 in their innings with Richard Elliott top scoring on 37 not out.

Aitchison was the pick of the home bowlers with figures of 4-28.

Rock also had a ten run win when they beat Kirkley.

Oliver Page hit 50 and Ben Dougal 43 as Rock opened up with 157 in less than 33 overs.

Amritveer Punia had a good spell with the ball and took 5-10.

Jonathan Ball then hit 68 for Kirkley in reply, but the visitors were all out for 147 with Kieran North claiming 5-44.

* Berwick 1st XI recorded a 40 run victory in the quarter finals the Thomas Wilson cup.

Batting first, Berwick racked up a score of 117-9 from their 20 overs. The opening pair of Sean Wales and Martin Hush got Berwick off to a solid start scoring 21 and 23 respectively. Some good middle order batting from James Patterson (19) and Scott Middlemist (34) pushed Berwick up to a respectable total.

The wickets were shared about with Sean Wales grabbing one wicket, skipper Emery picking up three wickets along with spinner Scott Middlemist who capped a fine all round performance with three wickets. James Thompson grabbed two wickets in a tight spell, the other wicket was a brilliant direct hit run out from Jack Osbourne.