Warenford the only local side to win in weekend league fixtures
It wasn’t a good week for the local sides in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League with Warenford the only team winning.
Tillside 1sts lost by 121 runs at home to Greenside 1sts. Yash Lay hit a century (118) as Greenside opened up with 241-6 in their 40 overs, Cameron McGregor taking 3-53. In reply, a Tillside struggled to 120 all out with Sean Wales on 35 and Jamie Pick on 33 not out.
Berwick 1sts suffered an eight-wicket home defeat at the hands of GEMs 1sts. Berwick were 71 all out and GEMs were 72-2 in reply.
Warenford won at home by 10 wickets to Blagdon 2nds in Division 5. Stuart Dick hit 59 as Blagdon made 134 all out, with Kevin Thompson taking 4-5 and Brian Thompson 3-4. In reply, Waren openers Dan Patterson and Brian Thompson were 70no and 48no respectively, reaching their target in the 30th over.
Tillside 2nds lost by nine wickets away to Ulgham 1sts. James Whittle hit 28 and Mark Dawson 24 as Tillside posted 86 all out with three wickets each for Darrell Campbell, David Loxham and Ian Harrison. Ulgham got over the line in 23 overs with Colin Tait on 34 not out and Max Stenburg on 22 not out.
Berwick 2nds lost by 48 runs in their visit to Rock. Home opener Andrew Bottomer scored a fine 96 as his side posted 186 all out with Sam Straughan and James Exley taking three wickets apiece. Mark Woodcock hit 86 for Berwick in reply, but his side slipped to 138 all out with two wickets each for Thomas Parkinson and Paul Roberts.
Wooler found themselves without a game when Howick conceded their home fixture.
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Embleton won by 10 wickets at home to Ulgham 2nds. The visitors batted first and were all out for only 69 with Simon Urwin on 11. Cameron Thorp took 5-20 for Embleton, who in reply won without the loss of a wicket with Gary Davison 49 not out and Paul,Carss 15 not out.
Fixtures for Saturday (May 18) are:
Div 2 – Blue Flames 1sts v Tillside 1sts.
Div 3 – Alnmouth & Lesbury 2nds v Berwick 1sts
Div 5 – Bates Cottages 2nds v Warenford; Tillside 2nds v Morpeth 2nds.
Div 6 – Berwick 2nds v Warkworth 2nds; Stobswood 2nds v Embleton; Wooler v Rock.