Tillside, Berwick and Warenford all challenging
Tillside 1sts had a good seven wicket away win over Bedlington 1sts in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League Division 2 and they remain second in the table behind leaders Ponteland 1sts.
Bedlington elected to bat and with Darren Leason top scoring on 40 they put on 195 all out with Calum Bickerton taking four wickets. In reply, Tillside made 200-3 with Jake Burkett on 70 not out and Greg Davidson on 56.
In Division 3, Berwick 1sts are also in second place behind leaders Ashington Rugby 1sts. On Saturday they beat Benwell & Walbottle by 57 runs, putting on 215 …… before bowling their hosts out for 157.
In Division 5 North, Warenford are third in the table after a 30-run win over Ulgham 1sts. Warenford batted first and made 184-7 with Kevin Greshon on 46 and Kevin Wilson on 45. Ray Haygarth hit 64 for Ulgham, but they came up short at 154 all out.
And Tillside 2nds are fourth after they recorded a big eight wicket home win over Bedlington 2nds at Etal. In a low scoring game, Bedlington were all out for 94 with Alistair Shelly taking three wickets. Tillside (96-2) chased it down in 16 overs with Liam Hindmarsh hitting the bulk of the runs on 81 not out.
Rock had a three wicket away win over Cramlington 2nds, but they remain at the foot of the table. Cramlington were 198-9 with Graeme Barnes on 73. Rock were 199-7 in reply with Paul Roberts 59 not out and Andrew Bottomer on 47.
In Division 6 North, Berwick 2nds top the table after a six wicket home win over Warkworth 2nds. Adam Jobson was 51 not out as Warkworth posted 169-8, Rory Hindhaugh taking 5-27. Berwick were 173-4 in reply with Mark Woodcock on 53 not out.
Embleton are second in the table after their five wicket home win over Blyth 2nds. The visitors were 98 all out with Ewan Thorpe and Dan Baines both taking three wickets. Embleton (101-5) chased it down in 27 overs with Henley Grey 49 not out.
Wooler lost by 16 runs in their game away to Ulgham 2nds. Ulgham batted first and put on 174-3 with Guy Scholes on 58 not out and Martin Prime on 49 making the bulk of the runs. Wooler were behind the run rate and eventually closed at 158-6 after their 40 overs with seventh bat Thomas Comber their top hitter on 50 not out.