Cricket league wins for Tillside and Berwick teams
There were wins for both Tillside 1sts and Berwick 1sts in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League on Saturday.
In Division 2 Tillside 1sts won by six wickets away to Bates Cottages 1sts. Bates were 128 all out with Saeem Korum on 28, Matthew Whitty taking 4-24. Whitty then hit 51 not out as Tillside chased it down at 134-4 in 30 overs.The victory cements Tillside’s position of eighth in the table.
In Division 3, Berwick 1sts won by five wickets at home to Whitley Bay 1sts and are also currently in eighth place in the table. Chirag Patel hit 40 as Whitley posted 143 all out with Michael Shearer taking 3-28. James Patterson was 34 not out and Martin Hush 28 not out as Berwick made 144-5 in reply.
In Division 5, Warenford lost by six wickets away to Bedlington 2nds, but remain sixth in the table. Brian Thompson hit 25, but Waren were all out for 95 with Cole Moscrop taking 3-23. Bedlington were 96-3 in reply with Callum Easton on 52 not out.
Tillside 2nds found themselves without a game when Bates Cottages 2nds conceded.
Rock had a big nine wicket won over Stobswood 2nds in Division 6. Karl Watson hit 51, but Stobswood were all out for 92 with Thomas Parkinson claiming 3-11. Rock needed 27 overs to reach their target at 94-1 with Kevin Wilson 38 not out and George Cockayne 32 not out.
Berwick 2nds, who sit seventh in the league, had a 35-run away win over Ulgham 2nds. Berwick batted first and with Brian Simmons hiting 38 they put on 118-9, Chris Cowe taking 3-25. Ulgham only had two bats in double figures, Guy Scholes on 27 and Jordan Cowe on 22, and with veteran Simmons rolling back the years to take 5-14 the home side were all out for only 83 in 27 overs.
Wooler were forced to concede their away game against Embleton, which meant 30 points for the home side.
Fixtures for Saturday (August 31) are:
Division 2 - Tillside 1sts v Backworth 1sts.
Division 3 - Benwell 1sts v Berwick 1sts.
Division 5 - Cramlington 2nds v Tillside 2nds; Warenford v Morpeth 2nds.
Division 6 - Warkworth 2nds v Berwick 2nds; Wooler v Ulgham 2nds.