Wooler and Rock the only local winners as rain stops play
It was a case of rain stopped play for many of the local cricket sides in the Northumberland & Tyneside League at the weekend.
Of the game which were completed, Tillside 1sts and 2nds and Warenford all lost, leaving Wooler and Rock as the only local winners.
Tillside 1sts lost be eight wickets at home to Leadgate 1sts in Division 2. Liam Hindmarsh hit 57 and there were knocks of 25 from Ross Hindmarsh and 24 from Sean Wales, but they were restricted to 147 all out with Graham Huber taking 5-39. Leadgate chased it down in under 30 overs at 148-2 with Robbie Hockaday on 77 and Luke McCabe on 53 not out.
The game between Berwick 1sts and Warkworth 1sts at the Pier Field in Division 3 was abandoned due to rain. Warkworth batted first and looked set for a decent score at 100-3, but they were 166 all out with young bowler Sam Straughan doing all the damage, taking 5-32, a good return for a player who only took up spin bowling in the nets during the winter. Doug Potts was Warkworth’s top bat with 55 and there was a knock of 29 from Adam Hall. Berwick, in reply, reached 35-1, with Jordan Woodcock on 22 not out, before the rain fell.
In Division 5, Warenford went down to a five wicket defeat at the hands of Seaton Burn 2nds. Kevin Thompson top scored with 37 as Waren were all out for 120-8 with Dave Gunion taking 3-22. Seaton Burn needed 25 overs to chase it down at 121-5 with James Adair on 27, Robert White on 26 and John Marshall on 23. Michael Thompson claimed 3-23.
Tillside 2nds lost by seven wickets on their away trip to face Blagdon 2nds. Andrew Teed in 20 was the only Etal bat in double figures as Tillside found themselves all out for only 67, with Adam Robson taking 5-19 and David Simpson 3-9. Blagdon took less than 15 overs to chase it down at 69-3 with Fuzzy Ahmed 25 not out and John Whittaker 23.
In Division 6, Wooler had a 36-run away win over Warkworth 2nds. Wooler batted first and 53 not out from Ian Clarke and 43 from Les Porteous and 37 from Andy Gallivan meant they posted a score of 189-5 from their 40 overs. Terry Charlton took two wickets for Warkworth, who in reply had Rhys James on 58 not out, and three others in the 20s, but they fell short at 153-9. Angus Todd was Wooler’s most successful bowler with 3-33.
Berwick 2nds travelled to face Stopbswood 2nds, but the match was abandoned due to rain. Stobswood batted and made 143 all out with Dean Stackhouse on 32 and Antony Wingfield on 21. There were three wickets each for James Newton and Mark Woodcock, but Berwick were unable to go to the crease in reply as the rain started to fall.
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Rockhad a nine-wicket win over Ulgham 2nds, who were late to arrive for their fixture. The away side batted first but were all out for only 31, opener Steve Pace the only bat in double figures on 13. Thomas Parkinson did most of the damage for Rock with 7-6 off his nine overs, and in reply it took only six overs to chase it down with Paul Roberts on 21 not out.
Embleton suffered a narrow three-run defeat when they took on Howick. Adam Riley hit 58, and there was a knock of 35 from Robbie Burns as Howick posted 183-8 in their 40 overs with Hadley Grey taking 4-29. In reply, openers Matthew Leetham and Paul Carss hit 27 and 25 respectively for Embleton, but with Richard Elliot taking 4-34 they came up just short at 180 all out in the 38th over
* Fixtures for Saturday, June 1, are:
Div 2 - Alnwick 1sts v Tillside 1sts.
Div 3 - Blagdon 1sts v Berwick 1sts.
Div 5 - Monkseaton 1sts v Warenford; Tillside 2nds. Alnwick 2nds.
Div 6 - Berwick 2nds v Embleton; Wooler v Stobswood 2nds.