Northumberland Cricket League
Tillside I bounced back from last week’s defeat to win by 50 runs at home to Stocksfield.
The visitors won the toss and chose to bowl, allowing Tillside’s top-five batsmen to all make solid starts. Pick of the bunch were Cameron McGregor’s 27 and Jake Birkett.
A late 15 from number 10 Alan Hindmarsh helped the hosts to post a decent total of 141 from 46.5 overs.
In reply, Stocksfield lost regular wickets, including their second two batsmen for ducks, and were all out for just 91 within 31 overs.
Star man with the ball was Matthew Whitty, who took four wickets for 24 off 9.5 overs.
Unfortunately, Tillside’s form was not replicated by fellow north Northumbrians Warkworth, whose firsts lost by seven wickets at home to Corbridge.
The hosts were put into bat and lost regular wickets, although they did make it to three figures, just.
A top score of 22 from opener Stephen Dargue and 21 in extras saw the Castle Field side post 100 from 39.5 overs.
In reply, Corbridge lost just three wickets and needed just 18.1 overs to chase down the target, finishing on 102, in large part thanks to an unbeaten half-century from Tristram Douglas.
Adam Hall took two wickets (for 32 off eight) and Martin Clark the other (for 33 off six).
There were similar issues for Warkworth’s seconds who lost by 10 wickets at Warenford.
Elsewhere, there was an eight-wicket win for Rock at Ulgham, while Howick/Alnmouth and Lesbury were 47-run victors at home to Wooler.
The clash between Embleton and Tillside twos fell foul of the weather.