Double delight for Alnmouth as twos win

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Alnmouth & Lesbury (135-9) v Warkworth (89 all out)

There was double derby delight for Alnmouth & Lesbury as their seconds also won, by 46 runs at Warkworth.

In the only Alnwick and District Cricket League game that was completed at the weekend, the away side were put into bat first.

Opener Joseph Dilnot top-scored with 32 and was well supported with other useful knocks down the order as Alnmouth posted a score of 135 for 9 from their 45 overs.

Chris Glass took three wickets for 50 runs while Brian Doyle took two wickets for a tidy 11 runs.

In reply, the home side struggled to get their innings going as both their openers were our for single figures.

Both fell victim to Edward Brunton who took five wickets for just 15 runs in eleven overs.

He was ably backed up by Andrew McDonald who took three wickets for 22 runs.

Only Doyle managed to offer any resistance to the Alnmouth attack, finishing the innings with more than a third of his side’s total, on 33 not out.

With the Alnmouth attack giving away 26 extras, there wasn’t much room for other contributions from the Warkworth batsmen.

The last five batsmen were out for just one run.

Matching their firsts with a victory over Warkworth, Alnmouth & Lesbury are also matching the ones by sitting pretty at the top of the table, 12 points clear of Mitford.

By contrast, Warkworth are bottom of the league with just 41 points, having lost six matches and not winning any so far this season.