Tillside toppled - Berwick win at Stobswood
It was a poor day at the office for Tillside 1sts in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League on Saturday.
The league newcomers and pace-makers were skittled for only 40 when they faced Bedlington 1sts, eventually going down to a comprehensive seven wicket defeat.
Ian Sim on 13 was the only Etal bat to reach double figures, with Craig Roninson taking 5-22.
In reply, Bedlington ran their target down in less than 12 overs with Majid Ansari on 21 not out.
Tillside 2nds lost by 116 runs when they faced Bedlington 2nds at home.
Bedlington batted first and put on a decent score of 231-7.
In reply, Tillside managed 115 all out.
Berwick 1sts had an 82-run away victory over Stobswood Welfare in the Northumberland League.
Scott Middlemist (54) and Mason Emery (51) bith hit half centuries as Berwick put on 162 all out with Ian Watson taking 5-47.
In reply, Stobswood managed 80, all out in 36 overs, with James Thompson claiming a fine 6-32.
Berwick 2nds lost by 140 runs when they faced Whitley Bay 2nds at home.
Chirag Patel top scored with 77 as Whitley out on 209 all out, with Michael Shearer, Jay Baverstock and Jack Osborne all taking three wickets each.
The Berwick bats then struggled to get back into the game with only three of them making double figures, Niall Jones top scoring on 20 as the Pier Field side slumped to 69 all out in 23 overs. Four of the Whitley bowlers took two wickets apiece.
Warenford lost by 60 runs when they took on Bomarsund 1sts at home.
The visiting openers put on a good partnership with Colin Thornton on 71 and Stephen Thain on 66.
This helped their side to post a score of 213-7 in 50 overs with Kevin Thompson taking 3-37.
In reply, Warenford were all out for 153 with Michael Thompson on 31 and Dan patterson on 29. Alan gardner took 4-20.
Wooler had an eight wicket away win over Embleton.
The home side struggled to score and could only muster 51 with Andrew Aitchison taking 4-20.
In reply, the Glendale side cruised to 53-2 in less than 18 overs with Angus Todd on 38 not out.
* Fixtures for this Saturday (July 15) are:
Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League - Tillside 1sts v Bates Cottages 1sts; Bates Cottages 2nds v Tillside 2nds.
Northumberland League - Berwick 1sts v Ashington Rugby 1sts; Backworth 2nds v Warenford; Cramlington 2nds v Berwick 2nds; Embleton v Alnmouth & Lesbury; Wooler v Bomarsund;