Basement side Warkworth end in defeat as Warenford are champions

Northumberland Cricket League, Premier Division

Unfortunately, Warkworth finished the season as has been the case most of the season – in defeat.

With the season complete, the Castle Field side finish bottom of the bunch, having won just four times this term.

On Saturday, at Bates Cottages, they elected to bowl and saw the hosts post 238-7 off their 50 overs, in large part thanks to 73 from opener Martin Golightly.

In reply, the visitors’ Scott Gibson scored 68, but did not receive much support as the visitors were bowled out for 157, 81 runs short.

David Cragg (4-30) did most of the damage for Bates.

By contrast, Tillside’s season has been a good one and they closed with a 30-run win over Blyth to cement third spot.

Batting first, they only managed to score 92 with Ross Hindmarsh top-scoring with 33.

They may have feared the worst, but bowled out Blyth for 62.

Matthew Whitty took 4-32, while Alan Hindmarsh took four wickets for four runs.

Division Three

Champions Warenford (100-2) finished the season with a bang, beating Kirkley (96) at home by eight wickets.

Tillside’s seconds (141-8) couldn’t emulate their first team as they lost to Rock (144-6) by four wickets.

Warkworth II (161-) also fell to defeat, by 10 wickets to Bates Cottages (162-0).

In a low-scoring affair, Ulgham (57) beat Howick (53) by four runs, while Embleton (120) won by 28 runs over Monkseaton (92).

Hebburn conceded their clash with Wooler.