Batsmen pile on the pressure

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ALNMOUTH & Lesbury U15s travelled to Seaton Burn on Monday for their Northumberland Junior League game and were asked to bowl first by the home side.

Accurate bowling by John Briggs and Edward Brunton put pressure on the batsmen.

Wickets fell steadily during the innings with only Campbell and Merryfield really getting in, but both were dismissed in their 20s. Andy Marshall, bowling spin, finished with 3-29, Edward Brunton 3-19, John Briggs 2-13 and Will Young 1-6 as Seaton Burn closed on 108 for eight from their 20 overs.

While four good catches were taken, sloppy fielding resulted in this being about 20 more runs than it should have been.

Alnmouth started their innings sensibly with Alistair Batey and Andy Marshall putting on 42 for the first wicket, before Marshall was run out for 15.

Batey continued his controlled innings and excellent running between the wickets to get to his half century, before retiring on 51.

John Briggs then joined Alex Robson to keep up the good work to see the visitors to victory by eight wickets, with an over to spare.

Robson finished with 21 not out and Briggs five not out.