Visitors brushed aside by a weakened Alnmouth team

Alnmouth v Seaton Burn'042 Robin Tudor bowling for alnmouth'140 Paul straker batting for alnmouth
Alnmouth v Seaton Burn'042 Robin Tudor bowling for alnmouth'140 Paul straker batting for alnmouth

Alnmouth & Lesbury I (94-4) v Seaton Burn I (93 all out)

Northumberland and Tyneside Senior Cricket League, Division A2

Alnmouth entertained Seaton Burn on Saturday and, on winning the toss, asked the visitors to bat.

It was Ed Brunton who struck first, trapping opener Jason Brown LBW for 0 in his second over.

Brunton and Nick Denton bowled with great accuracy and economy and Denton soon collected the next two wickets.

When Robin Tudor was introduced into the attack, he got in on the act and collected two quick wickets to reduce Seaton Burn to 17-5 off 17 overs.

At this stage, a very early finish seemed to be on the cards, but Seaton Burn dug in and Cliff Lyall hit a useful 48 and a last-wicket partnership of 25 enabled them to scramble to 93 all out.

Nick Denton bowled an impressive 14-over spell, which included nine maidens and finished with three wickets for just 12 runs.

Alnmouth’s other wicket-takers were Robin Tudor (three), Andy McDonnell (two) and Paul Straker.

Alnmouth’s response was cautious and careful with Ian Pearson and Paul Straker putting on 34 for the first wicket, before Pearson was dismissed for 18.

Ali Batey then joined Straker but was bowled with the score on 57 and Jonny Denton quickly followed.

Straker accelerated the score, hitting some big boundaries before coming down the wicket a time too many to Jamie Wright and being stumped for 46.

It was left to Robin Tudor and Andy McDonnell to seal the home team victory with almost 20 overs remaining.

Leg-spinner Jamie Wright was the pick of the Seaton Burn bowlers, taking 3-36.

This was a good victory for Alnmouth, achieved without a number of unavailable players. The side will return to full strength next week for the much more testing trip to league leaders Ashington.

Seaton Burn II (219-7) v Alnmouth & Lesbury II (134 all out)

Alnmouth & Lesbury fell to an 85-run defeat on Saturday.

Seaton Burn’s Mark Waite top-scored with 58 while Johnny Ridley (1-43), Rich Neil (2-42), Alex Robson (2-30) and Simon Poole (2-42) struck for Alnmouth.

In reply, Robert Burnett (44) was the pick of the Alnmouth batsmen. R Hindson took 4-15 for Burn.