Campaign starts with derbies

The grassroots cricket season gets under way on Saturday, with mouthwatering derbies between Alnwick and Alnmouth & Lesbury.

The clubs’ first XIs meet at Alnwick in the Northumberland & Tyneside Senior Cricket League Division A2. The second strings face off at Alnmouth in Division B2. Both start at 1.30pm.

In the Northumberland Cricket League Premier Division, Warkworth open their account at Blyth while Tillside travel to Stocksfield.

Matches begin at 1pm.

TEAMS: Alnmouth & Lesbury I (v Alnwick I, away, meet 12.45pm): TAF Vickers, PJ Straker, I Pearson, B Oliver, R Tudor, A McDonnell, I Clough, J Denton, N Denton, R Neil, J Ridley. Scorer: RA Lillico.

Alnmouth & Lesbury II (v Alnwick II, home, meet 12.45, tea for two): MRC Brunton, E McDonald, E Brunton, A Batey, J Dilnot, P Ford-Hutchinson, R Heal, G Evison, P Robinson, A Hodgson, A Robson. Res: C Hinchliffe. Match sponsor: Rook Matthews Sayer.

Alnwick I (v Alnmouth & Lesbury I, home, meet noon): R Woods, G Bateman, J Guy, A Scott, D Graham, D Wright, K Hollingworth, D Ayre, M Brewis, A Armin, M Threlfall.

Alnwick II (v Alnmouth & Lesbury I, away, meet noon): A Stewart, C Woods, M Bateman, A Barker, O Holst, R Kelly, L Reeves, M Harrison, P Matthewson, H Lobb, A Wright, J Cowan.

Warkworth I (v Blyth, away, leave 11:30am): S Dargue, A Hall, S Anderson, R Carruthers, M Clark, B Doyle, C Glass, A Jobson, W Pringle, G Puddephatt, K Puddephatt.