Title hiccup as Warkworth lose to Hebburn

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It wasn’t a good day for Tillside in the Northumberland Cricket League as they slipped to defeat on Saturday.

Tillside 1sts lost by seven wickets to Gateshead EM.

Cameron McGregor top-scored with 39 as Tillside batted first and put on 131, being all out in less than 32 overs.

Tabashir Alam took 4-51 with Zhoab Shahid taking 3-28.

GEMs chased the total down in less than 16 overs for a comfortable victory with Hassan Muhammad making 62 and Omer Hussain 41.

In Division 1 there was a shock 96 run defeat for promotion-chasing Warkworth 1sts, who went down to Hebburn.

Hebburn batted first and lost an early wicket, but Ian Younger went on to make 94 and Rhys Warburton 83 in a second wicket stand which pushed the score on to 198-2, and in the end they posted247-7 in their 50 overs.

Adam Hall took 3-46 for warkworth, who in reply were all out for 151 with Scott Gibson and Alistair Gibson (no) both hitting 23.

Ian Younger was the pick of the Hebburn bowlers with 3-25.

Warenford’s push for the second division title in the Northumberland League continued when they beat Corbridge by 119 runs at the weekend.

And the foundation for their victory was laid by opening batsmen Brian Thompson and Daniel Patterson, who both hit centuries.

Thompson, hit 106, whilst partner Patterson smashed his way to 122 not out. This helped Waren set a target of 247-1 off their 40 overs.

Corbridge lost four early wickets and struggled from that point on, finishing on 127-7. Ryan Thompson had the best figures for Warenford with 3-32.

In Division 3 it was local derby day with Tillside 2nds playing host to Wooler.

And it was the Etal side who emerged with the spoils, taking a three wicket victory.

Wooler batted first and out on 131-9 with Angus Todd top-scoring on 53 and Ian Clarke adding 27.

In reply Law Atkinson hit 57 as Tillside went on to take the honours with 132-7, reaching their target in the 39th over.

Luke Dickson was on 21 not out at the end, and the best of the Wooler bowlers was Andrew Aitchison who finished with 3-30.

It was also derby day for Warkworth 2nds and Alnmouth and Lesbury, where the home side recorded a five wicket victory.

Alnmouth struggled to getb in the runs and they found themselves all out for only 62, with Mark Brunton, batting down at number nine, their top scorer on 21.

Richie Carruthers did most of the damage with figures of 5-17. It seemed a relatively easy target for Warkworth, but they made hard work of it, losing four early wickets.

However, they were guided home by Josh Robison on 33 not out and Graham Huitson, who hit 26. Richard Elliot took 4-16 for Alnmouth.

Also in the third division Embleton had a big nine wicket win over Monkseaton 3rds.

Gary Benns top scored with 47 as Monkseaton set a target of 104 all out.

Gary Davison was the bowler who carried most weight with the ball, taking 5-25.

Embleton rattled off the runs required in 16 overs.