Warenford have the edge over Berwick 2nds with league win
In the Northumberland Premier League Tillside 1sts beat Gateshead EM by 57 runs at Etal.
With Ian Hindmarsh hitting 74 (including eight boundaries), Gareth Hill 52 and D Sim on 21 not out, Tillside put on a big score of 212 when they batted first. Syed Mehdi was the pick of the Gateshead bowlers with figures of 4-46.
Gateshead were all out for 155 in 38 overs in reply with the bulk of their runs coming from the bat of Zhoaib Shahid, who hit 89. Jake Birkett and Alan Hindmarsh both claimed three wickets apiece for the home side.
On a misty day, Berwick batted first but could only manage 65, with Anthony Murray their top scorer with ten.
Blagdon then chased it down with the loss of only one wicket for a comprehensive victory, Adam Clarke making an unbeaten 38.
In Division 1, Warenford faced Berwick 2nds at home when they recorded a five wicket victory.
Berwick batted first and put on 165, all out in the 38th over. Jordan Woodcock was the mainstay of the innings, with a fine 74, whilst Michael Beveridge added a late 28.
Graham Rogerson was the pick of the home bowlers with figures of 4-49, whilst Michael Thompson took 3-55.
Opener Brian Thompson then carried his bat with an unbeaten 77 as waren replied with 166-5, passing their target in the 43rd over. Michael Thompson added 21 and Kevin Thompson 19.
Tillside 2nds had a big seven wicket win over Ashington Rugby Club.
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Ashington batted first and put on 148-8 with Ryan Pringle on 43 not out and opener Dean Hardy on 42. Callum Bickerton claimed a fine 5-23 for Tillside, who then chased it down for the loss of only three wickets with Keith Bickerton top-scoring on 70 and Ronan Atkinson on 51. This was a great victory considering Tillside took to the field with inly ten players.
Berwick 1sts achieved a narrow six run victory over Ashington Rugby in the Thomas Wilson Memorial Cup on Thursday.
Berwick put on 95 (26 wxtras) with Scott Middlemist top-scoring on 18.
In reply Adam Peacock hit 35 for Ashingtonm, with Cory Milburn on 25, but in a game of only 16 overs they fell short of their target at 89-5. Middlemist was Berwick’s most successful bowler with 2-34.
Also in the Thomas Wilson Cup, Wooler went down to a narrow four-run defeat away to Warkworth.
In a high-scoring match, Warkworth put on 129-4 with Keith Douglas on 37 not out snd Scott Gibson on 32.
It was a big target for the Glendale side, who replied with Andrew Aitchison on 43 and Ian Clarke on 31. However, they fell four runs short at 125-6 in their allotted overs.
In the Enid Farmer Cup Berwick 2nds entertained Tillside 2nds at the Pier Field and won by four wickets.
In a low-scoring match, Tillside batted first and made 55 with Daniel Caddick top-scoring on 22. Michael Shearer and David Currie took 3-6 and 3-18 respectively as the bowlers had the upper hand.
In reply, Berwick posted 59-6 with Mark Woodcock on 18 and Currie on 17 not out. Luke Dickson took 3-12 for the visitors.