Mansoor thwarts Alnmouth

SECOND-team cricket round-up.
SECOND-team cricket round-up.

On Saturday Alnmouth & Lesbury first XI travelled to Consett hopeful of victory. They did so, however, without considering the influence that home professional Kamran Mansoor would have on the game.

Eventually Straker managed to find the edge of Mansoor’s bat and Vickers held the catch, Mansoor making 121 from 81 balls out of an opening partnership of 164. It looked a different game for the remainder of the Consett innings with wickets falling and the bowlers on top. Hunter was out for a patient 57 with Tudor taking three wickets and three run outs, the Consett innings ended on 233-9.

In reply Alnmouth opening batsmen Hughes and Batey made a solid start and reached 35 when Hughes tried to prevent the ball rolling onto his stumps by dislodging a bail with his bat. Pearson joined Batey and together they took the total to 100-1 after 25 overs.

Unfortunately, Mansoor accounted for both Batey and Pearson for 48 and 28 respectively Mansoor went on to take five wickets as Alnmouth finished 69 runs short of their target.