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Bamburgh Castle (242-4) v Woolsingham (178 all out)

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Bamburgh Castle entertained Woolsingham and, in a high-scoring game, took the honours with a 64-run victory on Sunday.

Winning the toss, the seasiders opted to bat and, from the off, attacked the bowling.

The 50 came up in only nine overs and they were on 79 before Harry Lobb was out for 24 in the 17th over.

Tom Lakey joined Russell Hughes at the crease and, in 12 overs, added 82 runs before Hughes retired on a splendid 104 including 11 fours.

Bamburgh lost two quick wickets before a cameo innings from Johnny Roxburgh, who made 22no in 14 balls, helped Bamburgh to finish their innings on 242-4, with Lakey also unbeaten on 60 off 71 balls.

The wicket-takers for Woolsingham were Dave Currah with 1-32 and skipper Dave Jewell with 1-38.

When Woolsingham batted, they made a good attempt to overhaul the home side’s total, with opener John Nelson knocking a quick 40 with eight fours off 30 balls and Dave Jewell, coming in at number four, top-scoring with 51 including two massive sixes and six fours. But they were always behind the clock, and, despite some late resistance by number 10 Bo Porter with 25, were bowled out for 178 in the 37th over.

Angus Johnston was the pick of the bowlers with 3-34, but special mention should be made to his 13-year-old brother Davy, who took the big wicket of Jewell to finish on 1-25 off his eight overs.

A good performance by Bamburgh whose match was sponsored by Wyndelwall Bamburgh.

SCORECARD

Bamburgh

R Hughes retired out 104

H Lobb c M Hackett b D Currah 24

T Lakey not out 60

L Reeves b D Jewell 8

R Alsept run out 0

J Roxburgh not out 22

Extras 24

Total (4wkts) 242

Bowling: J Nelson 0-31, A Gibbons 0-30, D Currah 1-32, J Wilks 0-41, R Hanlon 0-50, D Jewell 1-38

Woolsingham

D Currah c&b A Johnston 7

J Nelson b A Johnston 40

J Wilks b A Johnston 20

D Jewell b D Johnston 51

R Hanlon c&b W Wright 3

S Campbell c&b W Wright 0

A Gibbons c L Reeves b R Alsept 2

S Burton c L Reeves b R Alsept 2

M Hackett b R Hughes 9

B Porter b J Roxburgh 25

T Ellerton not out 1

Extras 18

Total (all out) 178

Bowling: J Roxburgh 1-47, A Johnston 3-34, P Johnston 0-10, W Wright 2-16, D Johnston 1-25, R Alsept 2-26, R Hughes 1-0, E Nicholson 0-8.