Not a good weekend for local cricket sides
It wasn’t a good weekend for local sides in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League with defeats for Tillside 1sts and 2nds, Berwick 1sts and Wooler, while Berwick 2nds were forced to concede their match.
Only local winners were Warenford, who beat Tillside 2nds, and Embleton, who triumphed at Wooler.
Tillside 1sts lost by 105 runs at home to Colgate 1sts in Division 2. Mukhtar Hussain hit a century (107) as the visitors made 264-8 in their 50 overs, with two wickets each for Luke Dickson, Cam McGregor and Alan Hindmarsh. Tillside, in their innings, replied with 159 all out, Liam Hindmarsh top scoring on 58. Jaswinder Singh took 4-19.
Berwick 1sts lost by 46 runs at home to Corbridge 1sts. Matthew Thompson hit 50 as the visitors posted 199-6 in their 50 overs, with James Thompson taking 3-35. Richard Farish hit 78 not out for Berwick, but they only managed 153 all out with three wickets each for Dan Owen and Nathan Shoesmith.
Warenford romped to a big nine-wicket home win over Tillside 2nds. James Whittle top-scored with 28 as Tillside found themselves all out for only 54, with Michael Thompson taking 6-17 and Kevin Greshon 3-34. Waren chased it down in 14 overs with Alan Sinton on 27 not out.
Wooler went down to a 129-run home defeat at the hands of Embleton. Matthew Leetham hit 58 and Paul Carss 44 as Embleton opened up with 189 all out, Laurie Blackburn and Stephen Mills each claiming three wickets.
Wooler could only muster 60 in reply with Les Porteous top scoring on 18. John Wilkin took 3-14 for the visitors.
Berwick 2nds were forced to concede their game away to Ulgham 2nds.
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Rock beat Warkworth 2nds by 126 runs. George Cockayne top scored with 72 and there was 44 from Kevin Wilson and 34 from Andrew Bottomer as Rock made 198-6 in their 40 overs. Jamie Pringle took 3-45 for Warkworth, who in reply struggled to 72-8 with Ben Briggs on 23 not out.
* Fixtures for Saturday (May 4) are:
Div 1 - Bedlington 1sts v Tillside 1sts.
Div 3 - Cramlington 1sts v Berwick 1sts.
Div 5 - Tillside 2nds v Bedlington 2nds; Ulgham 1sts v Warenford.
Div 6 - Berwick 2nds v Howick; Embleton v Warkworth 2nds; Wooler v Ulgham 2nds.