Wait goes on for some as cricket season starts
The new cricket season finally got off to a delayed start on Saturday... but only for some of the local sides.
Berwick 2nds, Wooler, Warenford and Embleton all saw their games cancelled, and all will be hoping to get back to the crease this coming weekend.
In the newly structured Northumberland and Tyneside Leagues, Tillside 1sts made a losing start in Division 2 when they travelled to face Bates Cottages.
The home side batted first and put on a decent score of 230-6 with Ross Symington hitting 96. Liam Hindmarsh claimed 3-42, but in reply, Tillside were all out for only 51 in the 21st over with opener Liam Hindmarsh hitting 33. Gary Dennis took 3-3 for Bates.
In Division 3 Berwick 1sts won by 25 runs when they took on Bomarsund 1sts away.
Scott Middlemist top scored with 37 and Martin Hush hit 28 and James Patterson 21 as Berwick made 118 all out with four wickets apiece for Liam Besford and Adam Gardner.
With Middlemist taking 4-34 and Mark Woodcock 3-8, Bomarsund were reduced to 93 all out with Stephen Thain top scoring on 27.
In Division 5 North, Tillside 2nds went down by 148 runs at home to Bates Cottages 2nds.
Bates hit 204-6 in their 45 overs with Tillside all out for only 56 in reply.
Fixtures for this Saturday (April 28) are:
Tillside 1sts v Morpeth 1sts; Berwick 1sts v Corbridge 1sts; Morpeth 2nds v Tillside 2nds; Warenford v Blagdon Park 2nds; Howick v Embleton; Monkseaton 1sts v Rock; Stobswood 2nds v Wooler;
Action from the game between Tillside 2nds and Bates Cottages 2nds at Etal.