Thrilling win as teen takes trio of wickets

Bamburgh Castle (99-9) v Hexham Leazes (95 all out)

An understrength Bamburgh battled to a thrilling one-wicket win over Hexham Leazes on Sunday.

Opting to bowl first, the Castle side were disciplined and apart from opener Rory Kingman (43 off 55), the Hexham batsmen never got to grips with the bowling with only Tom Elliott (11no) getting into double figures.

Thirteen-year-old Max Harrison took 3-15, ably supported by Neil McDonald (2-16) and Richard Alsept (2-9).

In reply, Bamburgh were soon in trouble – 26-5 after nine overs and 49-7 after 15 overs.

Neil McDonald and Graham Summers then produced what turned out to be the match-winning partnership of 38 runs before Summers was caught.

Bamburgh got to within one when McDonald was bowled on 29 so stand-in skipper George Sheil hit the winning runs.

On Friday, Bamburgh (118-7) defeated Belford FC (77 all out) in a 20/20 match.