League wins for Tillside 1st and 2nd cricket teams
It was a good weekend for Tillside with wins for their 1st and 2nd teams in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League.
Tillside 1sts had a big 116 run home win over Backworth 1sts in Division 2. Liam Hindmarsh and Jake Burkett both hit 81 and there was 57 from Calum Bickerton as Tillside made 277-5. The visitors were all out for 161 in reply with Liam Hindmarsh, Calum and Joe Bickerton all taking three wickets.
Berwick 1sts suffered an eight wicket defeat away to Benwell & Walbottle 1sts in Division 3. Elliott Keenan hit 40 and Martin Hush 37 as Berwick made 161 all out, with Ian Pratt and Hassan Raza taking four wickets apiece. Raza was 105 not out as Benwell chased it down at 163-2 in 41 overs.
In Division 5 Tillside 2nds won by 12 runs away to Cramlington 2nds. Law Atkinson top scored with 61 as Tillside totalled 172-5. Cramlington were 160 all out with just three balls remaining, with Luke Craddock on 39.
Warenford lost a low-scoring game at home to Morpeth 2nds by eight wickets. Kevin Thompson hit 24 as Waren were all out for only 51, A Lyall and Callum Lawn taking three wickets apiece. Ryan Hope was 43 not out as Morpeth replied with 53-2.
In Division 6, Wooler lost at home to Ulgham 2nds by nine wickets. Ian Clark hit 52 and Les Porteous 48 as Wooler made 144-3 in their 40 overs. Adam Tait was 85 not out and there was 40 from Matthew Jordan as Ulgham put on 145-1 in reply.
Berwick 2nds lost by four wickets away to Warkworth 2nds. Gregor Thompson was 30 not out as Berwick put on 122-6 in their 40 overs with two wickets each for John Briggs junior and Andrew Currie.Warkworth chased it down in 36 overs at 127-6 with opener Graham Huitson their top bat on 43. Michael Beveridge took two wickets for the visitors.
Fixtures for Saturday (September 7 are)
Division 2 - Seaton Burn 1sts v Tillside 1sts.
Division 3 - Berwick 1sts v Whickham 1sts.
Division 5 - Alnwick 2nds v Warenford; Tillside 2nds v Seaton Burn 2nds.
Division 6 - Howick v Berwick 2nds; Embleton v Stobswood; Ulgham 2nds v Rock; Wooler v Warkworth 2nds.