Sunday service only in Alnwick League

THE weather played havoc in the Alnwick and District Cricket League with all of the fixtures being washed out on Saturday.

The following day, there was more success for the Vice-President’s Cup quarter-finals, although Warenford and Wooler’s game was postponed due to an unfit ground.

Berwick made it to the next round after Embleton, batting first, only mustered 82, Headley Grey top scoring with 28.

The Berwick attack spread the wickets around with Mark Woodcock (2-12), Michael Shearer (3-11), Dominic McCreath (2-16), Steven Dunn (1-17) and Brian Simmons (1-16) all striking.

In reply, Berwick chased down the total for only four wickets thanks to a 36 not out from Iain Thompson.

Wickets from John Wilkin, Headley Grey, Liam Turnbull and a run out were not enough to prevent a Berwick victory.

They will be joined in the semi-finals by Mitford who won by nine wickets at Rock thanks to a 78 including ten fours from Matthew Ellinor and a devastating spell of bowling from Terry Dunn, who took four Rock wickets for just 33 runs in eight overs.

Despite this, Rock did put on 155 runs before losing their last wicket in the 34th over thanks to scores in the 30s from Kevin Wilson (30), Tony Dunn (31) and David Short (39).

Mitford only lost one wicket in their innings when top scorer Ellinor was caught and bowled by Oliver Page but he was ably supported by Mark Parrish who finished on 59 not out.

The fourth quarter-final between Warkworth and Tillside was postponed to this Sunday due to a Village Cup fixture.

On Saturday, the league fixture between top-of-the-table Wooler and Mitford fell foul of the weather as did the matches between Alnmouth and Lesbury and Warkworth, Embleton and Tillside, Howick and Berwick and Rock and Warenford.