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Alnmouth & Lesbury (96) v Kirkley (78-8)

Northumberland U15 Junior League

KIRKLEY were the visitors to Alnmouth & Lesbury on Monday night in the U15s league and both sides were missing regular players who were unavailable.

Alnmouth were put in to bat and lost Alex Robson and Andy Marshall with the score on 18. Edward Brunton and John Briggs put on 47 for the third wicket before they were both bowled with the score on 65. The innings lost a little momentum and the home team were all out off the next to the last ball of the innings for 96.

Not their best batting performance of the season but a useful total and in the lower order, there were good contributions from Will Young and Matty Ginger.

Briggs top-scored for Alnmouth with 23 and for Kirkley, Lewis Charter finished with the excellent figures of 3 for 17.

Accurate bowling, has been a strength of the Alnmouth team this season and early pressure was once again applied with John Briggs, Alex Robson and Edward Brunton restricting Kirkley’s scoring opportunities and by the end of the seventh over they had been reduced to 22 for 4 with Robson and Briggs both taking two wickets.

Alnmouth used nine bowlers and Ben Briggs finished with the fine figures of two for two (eclipsing his older brother’s two for seven) and Brad Little 1 for 8 as Kirkley finished on 78 for 8, 18 runs short.

A good victory which moves Alnmouth into fourth place in the table, a position they will retain if they avoid defeat next week against Blagdon , in the last game of the season.