Alnwick and Ulgham eye final berths

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ROTHBURY were left still looking for their first win in the Surridge Indoor Cricket League as they fell to defeat against Ulgham, while Alnwick smashed Chatton in week six of the competition.

Both fixtures were played on November 2.

Rothbury batted first and reached a total of 91, with the final pairing of Peter Aviston and Will Mason giving the Coquetdale side a boost.

Ulgham’s Peter Wilson, Adam Tait and Bobby Dodds got in among the wickets.

In reply, Ulgham started well, with Peter Donkin scoring a boundary off the first ball of the innings, but Charlie Aviston took a wicket in his first over and Graham Woods picked up a haul of wickets to put the game in the balance.

Ulgham’s Adam Tait played some nice shots and paved the way for the final pairing of Bobby Dodds and Peter Wilson, who scored more than 50 runs.

Rothbury’s Peter Aviston took two wickets at the death but Ulgham won with a total of 112, giving themselves an outside chance of qualifying for the final.

Alnwick have also got their eye on reaching the final and did their chances no harm with an emphatic victory over Chatton.

Batting first, Alnwick, who welcomed a number of newcomers to the side, posted a total of 172 – thanks mainly to their last pairing of Rob Woods and Andrew Scott, who scored 80 runs in three overs.

Alnwick’s dominance continued with the ball with Daniel Graham bowling well and Harry Lobb taking two catches in two balls.

Chatton’s Raj Lodh and captain Max Renwick batted well but Chatton fell short, closing on 50.

Last night, Alnmouth played Ulgham and Alnwick took on Rothbury.

On Wednesday, Warkworth play Chatton at 7pm before the final, which is between the top two teams in the league, starts at 8pm. Both games take place at Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre.