Century knocks heart out of Alnmouth

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Alnmouth and Lesbury 1sts came up 88 runs short when they faced Tynedale 1sts in a Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League fixture on Saturday.

Alnmouth won the toss and elected to field.

It was a decision they were to live to regret as Tynedale saw Thomas Cant, in at number three, hit a century off 123 balls. His innings included nine fours and three sixes.

With opener Connor Fellowes adding 40, James Rainford 51 and Callum Barns an unbeaten 33, the visitors posted a big score of 271 for six off their 50 overs, which was always going to be a big target for the home side.

The wickets were shared by the Alnmouth bowlers with Edward Brunton, Ben Oliver and Russell Hughes all claiming two apiece.

Hughes then hit eight boundaries on his way to 59 off 65 balls, but the loss of opener Paul Straker for only one was a blow.

Callum Batey, batting at three, added some weight to the innings with 44, pushing the score on to 107-2 before Hughes fell.

The Tynedale bowlers then got their teeth into the attack and as wickets fell with some regularity the score progressed to 148-9, at which point Alnmouth were facing a heavy defeat.

Brunton (25) and Robin Tudor (23 not out) put up some resistance in the tail, but with Curtis Lucas claiming 4-34 they were all out for 183 in the 45th over.