Weekend cricket wins for Tillside, Berwick and Wooler
It was a good weekend for sides in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League with wins for Tillside 1sts and 2nds, Berwick 1sts and Wooler.
Tillside 1sts had a seven wicket home win over Seaton Burn 1sts.
Modussar Ali hit 42 and there were knocks of 36 and 34 from James Blacklock and Richie Kyle as Seaton put on 181 all out with stuart Wright on 4-21 and calum Bickerton on 3-30.
Tillside took 39 overs to reach their target (182-3) with Liam Hindmarsh on 86 not out and Sean Wales on 37.
After losing the toss, Berwick 1sts were asked to bat first by Whitley Bay on a dusty and indifferent looking track.
Through a number of good partnerships, Berwick were able to post 219 all out. Scott Middlemist (60), James Patterson (55) and James Thompson (36) were the main contributors with the bat.
James Thompson (3-26) and Michael Shearer (2-33) got Berwick off to a fantastic start, with the away side confident in restricting the hosts short of their target. However, Whitley Bay captain Chris Wrigley gave Berwick a scare with a boundary ridden 73 before being dismissed by Scott (3-50). Mark Woodcock picked up the remaining two wickets for 36 runs.
Tillside 2nds won by 14 runs away to Seaton Burn 2nds.
James Whittle was 63 not out and there was 62 from Keith Bickerton and 40 from Daniel Caddick as Tillside made 212-9 in their 45 overs, Malcolm Alderson taking 3-56.
Caddick then took 5-49 as Seaton edged to 198 all out with Alderson on 49 and Keith Ashforth on 47.
Warenford went down by five wickets at home to Percy Main 2nds in Division 5.
Bertie Spence hit 52 and Michael Thompson 34 as Waren put on 148 all out, with George Smith claiming 3-23 for the visitors.
Percy chased it down in 43 overs with opener Steve Black top scoring on 49 as they replied with 149-5.
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Wooler had a 30-run win over Berwick 2nds at the Pier Field.
Les Porteous top scored with 64 and there was 45 from Thomas Comber as Wooler opened up with 181-4 in their 40 overs.
James Exley took 2-45 for Berwick, who in reply were 151-9 at the end of their innings, with Declan Mark on 39 and Sam Straughan on 31. Andrew Aitchison, Robert Matthewson and Comber all took three wickets for the Glendale visitors.
Embleton went down by 43 runs away to Ashington Rugby 2nds.
A knock of 36 from Stuart Rosser and 31 from Michael Adamson saw Ashington post 143-8 in their 40 overs with Ewan Thorpe taking 3-18.
Embleton were 100 all out in reply in 28 overs with Matthew Leetham top scoring on 28. Three Ashington bowlers took three wickets apiece.
Rock faced Warkworth 2nds away where they managed to achieve a six wicket victory.
Warkworth batted first and 60 from opener Graham Huitson and 43 not out from Ben Briggs saw the home side to 169-7 at the end of their 40 overs, three Rock bowlers taking two wickets apiece.
Paul Roberts was 62 not out as Rock took 25 overs to chase their target down, opener George Cockayne adding 45.
* Fixtures for Saturday (July 28) are:
Bedlington 1sts v Tillside 1sts; Berwick 1sts v Whickham 1sts; Tillside 2nds v Bedlington 2nds; Embleton v Stobswood 2nds; Blue Flames 2nds v Warenford; Kirkley 1sts v Berwick 2nds; Rock v Howick.