Northumberland Cricket League, Premier Division
A92-ball century from Sam Culham helped Tillside firsts to a 77-run win at home over Gateshead Ethnic Minorities.
While Culham’s 103, including 13 fours, was the highlight, there were also useful knocks from Toby Culham (28), Ross Hindmarsh (20) and 16 not out from number 11 Alan Hindmarsh, which helped the hosts to post 199.
Gateshead ‘s star man with the ball was Amir Mukhtar (4-44).
In reply, the visitors were limited by tight bowling from Tillside, in particular from Alan Hindmarsh (4-16) and Matthew Whitty (3-21).
Hasan Tahir scored 43, but just three other double-figure scores saw Gateshead bowled out for just 122.
Warkworth ones also found it tough-going away from home as they lost by 57 runs at Blagdon Park.
Batting first, the hosts posted an imposing 207-7, in large part thanks to 81 from opener David Gibson and 87 from James Sanders.
Martin Clark (3-52) and Adam Hall (3-49) took the majority of the Park wickets.
In reply, the north Northumbrians lost wickets at regular intervals and did not score heavily enough.
They managed to bat their full 50-over allocation, ending the innings on 150-8.
Michael Sewell scored a half-century before being trapped lbw, while Chris Glass (20) and William Pringle (23) also contributed.
Warkworth and Tillside’s second teams were both victorious, beating Howick by four wickets and local rivals Wooler 71 runs respectively.
Elsewhere Embleton were seven-wicket winners over Ulgham thanks to six wickets for just nine runs by John Wilkin.
Even better was John Hogg’s 7-8 as Bates Cottages made 27, chasing Warenford’s 161-7.
There was also a win for Rock (82-2) over Kirkley (78-7).