Tillside tumbled by Bedlington, but three wins in a row for 2nds
Tillside 1sts lost by 95 runs when they entertained Bedlington 1sts at Etal in the Northumberland & Tyneside League Division 1 on Saturday.
Bedlington batted first and got off to a good start, being 102-1 at one stage.
But Tillside restricted them in the second half of their innings, Sean Wales claiming 3-23 as they finished on 200-6 off their 50 overs.
When they batted, Tillside lost three early wickets. Jake Birkett hit out for 48, but wickets fell at regular intervals and they were all out for only 105.
Berwick 1sts went down to an eight wicket defeat away to Whickham 1sts in Division 3.
Berwick batted first but found runs hard to come by and their 50 overs only yielded 132-7 with James Patterson, Martin Hush and Manu Shukla all scoring 21.
Whickham took 29 overs to reach their target with Owen Lancaster on 77 not out and Louis Ainley on 43 not out.
Tillside 2nds made it three wins in a row when they had a six wicket win over Bedlington 2nds in a high scoring match.
Bedlington, with their top scorer on 99 and one of their openers carrying his bat fir an unbeaten 78, put on a decent score of 214-4 off their 45 overs.
Keith Bickerton hit 88 and Davey Robertson 41, helped push the score along for the visitors and it was an unbeaten 66 from Jamie Pick which finally saw them across the line.
Warenford had a nine wicket home win over Blue Flames 2nds.
Two of the visiting bats, Zeb and Ullah, both hit 29 as the Flames were extinguished for 111 in 35 overs, with Graham Rogerson and Tony Potts taking three wickets apiece.
In reply, Waren reeled off 115-1 with Brian Thompson on 59 not out and Kevin Thompson on 34.
Berwick 2nds lost by eight wickets away to Kirkley 1sts.
Lee Mark hit 56 and Gregor Thompson 22 as Berwick made 112-8 with Andrew Horner taking 6-19.
Kirkley needed just over 27 overs to reach their target with Richard Chapman 39 not out, Chris Farrelly 37 not out and Christian Rowe 34.
Embleton won by 97 runs away to Stobswood 2nds.
Cameron Thorpe hit 87 and Matthew Leetham 61 as Embleton put on 193 all out, with Darren Townsleybtaking 3-9.
Stobswood made only 96 in reply with opener Townsley on 41 not out. Hedley Grey took 5-28 for the visitors.
Rock went down to a heavy 171 run defeat at the hands of Howick. With Leon Midgley hitting 101 and Ian Pearson 84, Howick posted a big target of 252-5 in their 40 overs.
Andrew Bottomer hit 49 not out for Rock in reply, but with eight of their bats failing to hit more than two they were skittled for 81 in 23 overs. Midgley took 3-1 and Harriott Robson 3-18.
* Fixtures for Saturday, May 19 are:
Greenside 1sts v Tillside 1sts; Berwick 1sts v Benwell & Walbottle 1sts; Tillside 2nds v Whitley Bay 2nds; Warenford v Ulgham 1sts; Embleton v Berwick 2nds; Rock v Ashington Rugby 2nds; Wooler v Kirkley 1sts.