Woodock hits unbeaten century for Berwick 1sts in league win
It was a mixed weekend for local sides in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League with wins for Berwick 1sts and Wooler, but defeats for Tillside 1sts, Tillside 2nds, Warenford and Berwick 2nds.
Highlight of the weekend was an unbeaten century (110no) for Berwick 1sts Jordan Woodcock.
Tillside 1sts went down to a heavy 178-run defeat away to Bedlington 1sts. Madrid Ansari hit a century (114 not out) and Connor Leason 69 as Bedlington posted 233-3. Tillside were all out for only 55 with Sean Wales on 21. S Susantha took an impressive 5-14.
Berwick 1sts had a 39-run win away to Cramlington 1sts in Division 3. Jordan Woodcock hit a century (110 not out) and there was 51 not out from Martin Hush as Berwick put on 254-3. In reply, Cramlington were 215-9 with Graeme Barnes on 43, Liam Evans in 32 and Dominic Hall on 31. Four Berwick bowlers claimed two wickets each.
Warenford went down to a 94-run defeat away to Ulgham 1sts in Division 5. Ulgham had five bats all hit 30-plus runs as they put on 204-7 with Brian Thompson taking 3-47. Thompson hit 61 in reply for Waren, but there were no other bats in double figures and they slipped to 110-9 with Ian Harrison taking 4-35.
Tillside 2nds lost by 81 runs at home to Bedlington 2nds. Bedlington put on 201-6 with Ryan Kirkuk on 54, Matthew Bartlett on 33 and Christopher Taylor on 30. There were two wickets each for Craig Robertson and Matthew Dawson, and in reply, Tillside managed 120-7 in their 40 overs with Joe Bickerton on 33 and Andrew Ainslie on 29 not out. Farhan Mohammed took 3-23.
Wooler won by four wickets at home to Ulgham 2nds. Ulgham were 90 all out with Kevin Hall on 26, Stephen Mills claiming 4-14. Wooler took 29 overs to chase it down at 91-6 with Andrew Aitchison top scoring on 31.
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Berwick 2nds lost by seven wickets away to Howick in Division 6. Berwick were all out for 93 with Jay Baverstock on 33 and Mark Woodcock on 22. In reply, Howick put on 94-2 in 34 overs with Graeme McDonald on 25 not out.
Embleton took the points when Warkworth 2nds conceded their fixture after being unabkle to raise a team.
Rock won by eight wickets when they travelled to face Stobswood 2nds. Stobswood put on 95-9 with three players all hitting 20, Kevin Wilson taking 3-18. In their innings, Rock chased it down in 16 overs at 97-2 with George Cockayne on 40 and Andrew Bottomer on 37.
Fixtures for Saturday, May 11 are:
Div 2 - Tillside 1sts v Greenside 1sts. Div 3 - Berwick 1sts v GEMs 1sts. Div 5 - Ulgham 1sts v Tillside 2nds; Warenford v Blagdon 2nds. Div 6 - Howick v Wooler; Embleton v Ulgham 2nds; Rock v Berwick 2nds.