Partnership repairs the early damage

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ON Sunday, Alnmouth & Lesbury U13s travelled to Percy Main for their Northumberland Junior Cricket League Fixture.

On winning the toss, the visitors elected to bat first and got off to a disastrous start, losing their opening batsman Kallum Tudor to the first ball of the match.

The early damage was then repaired by a good partnership between Edward Brunton and Evan Moir and then between Moir and Robert Burnett, Brunton retiring on 32 and Moir and Burnett retiring on 30 each.

Some robust late hitting by Brett Williams, including a six out of the ground, brought the first innings total to 124 for the loss of only four wickets.

In reply, the home side lost wickets at regular intervals. Both opening bowlers picked up wickets, Brunton four overs, two wickets for seven runs and George Lindley four overs, three wickets for 30 runs. Nick Robertson also chipped in with two wickets and two catches and it was then left to Tudor after the embarrassment of his earlier duck to make amends with the final three wickets from his solitary over.

The home side finishing on 89 runs, giving Alnmouth victory by 35 runs.