Local sides continue to feature in cricket league
Tillside 1sts suffered a narrow three run defeat away to Lintz in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League Division 2 on Saturday, but remain second in the table behind leaders Ponteland 1sts.
Lintz batted first and put on 104 all out, with Calum Bickerton and Sean Whitty each taking three wickets. Tillside then came up short at 101 all out with Joe Bickerton top scoring on 35.
Berwick 1sts continued their good start to the season with a 28 run home win over Corbridge 1sts in Division 2 and they remain joint top of the table with Ashington Rugby 1sts. Berwick batted first and with Scott Middlemist on 49 they posted 142 all out, Chris Jowsey taking 5-34. Corbridge were all out for 114 in reply with Sam Straughan taking four wickets and Michael Shearer three.
In Division 5 North, Warenford lost by six wickets away to Alnwick 2nds. Waren were 132 all out (Michael Thompson 48, Liam Murphy 6-19)) and Alnwick 2nds were 133-4 in reply.
Tillside 2nds had a 77-run home win over Cramlington 2nds. Tillside batted first and with Liam Hindmarsh on 48 and Keith Bickerton on 43, they made 203-5 in their 40 overs. Cramlington were never up with the run rate, and with Brad Skirpin on 34 they managed to reach 126-6 in their innings.
Rock are still searching for their first win of the season after going down to a 60-run defeat away to Monkseaton 1sts. Anthony Lion hit 92 for the home side as they opened with 175-5 in their 40 overs. Rock we’re never up with the run rate and we’re eventually 115-9 in their innings with Anthony Bottomer the top scorer on 22.
In Division 6 North, Berwick 2nds still lead the way following a 66-run away win over Blyth 2nds. Berwick batted first and put on 162-6 with Liam Thompson on 58. Blyth could only manage 96 in reply, all out in 37 overs.
Embleton maintained their decent start to the season with a six wicket home win over Stobswood 2nds and they are just eight points behind the leaders. Stobswood were 93-9 in their 40 overs with Embleton 96-3 in reply.
Wooler had a 21-run home win over Ulgham 2nds. The Glendale side batted first and with Ivor Patterson top scoring on 51 they put on 117 all out with Gavin Humphries taking four wickets. Ulgham were all out for 96 in reply with Laurie Blackburn taking 6-19.