Seasiders too strong for southern rivals

South Northumberland U13s v Alnmouth & Lesbury U13s

This week the Alnmouth youngsters were on their travels for a league match against South Northumberland Blues.

Alnmouth were put into bat and lost their first wicket from only the second ball of the match when Olly Tulip was bowled by Robson.

Despite this set-back, the batsmen all remained positive. Archie Elder hit a fluent 31 before retiring and Lukas Robinson and Joe Tudor were both dismissed for nine giving a half way score of 74 for 3.

The middle order, led by Cameron Thorpe and Nick Robertson continued to apply the pressure and find quick runs and both retired having scored 30, Robertson failed to score from only one of the 16 balls he faced.

Ben Kelly then joined in the run feast with a quick 21no as Alnmouth closed on massive 165 for 4 from their 20 overs.

Just like in Alnmouth’s innings, South Northumberland got off to a bad start when they lost two wickets before a run was scored.

After four overs the opening bowlers Tom Harrop and Olly Tulip had reduced the home team to 5 for 4 and they were in real trouble.

The Alnmouth bowlers continue their vice-like grip on the game as Ben Kelly chipped in with two wickets, one of which was a tremendous diving catch by Nick Robertson and Rory Davidson took his first wicket of the campaign.

The South Northumberland innings ended in dramatic style in the 14th over, when Harry Milham took three wickets in four balls, all of which were stumping for Archie Elder, as they were bowled out for 28.

This was a good all round team performance from Alnmouth, in which they proved to be far too strong in all departments for their southern rivals.

South Northumberland U13s 28 all out v Alnmouth & Lesbury U13s 165-4