NORTHUMBERLAND JUNIOR CRICKET LEAGUE, U13 A DIVISION
Alnmouth & Lesbury U13 (84 all out) v Newcastle City U13 (83 all out)
ALNMOUTH & Lesbury won a dramatic top-of-the-table clash on Sunday, beating Newcastle City by one run.
Second-placed Newcastle City won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Opening the innings, Ed Brunton put the league leaders in a good position, retiring on 30, and after 10 overs, the home side were 53-1.
But Newcastle City started to take wickets at regular intervals, with only Kallum Tudor (17) making a significant score as the hosts were bowled out for a below-par score of 84.
The best of the bowlers were Chaudry and Dhanoya, who picked up two and three wickets respectively.
In reply, Newcastle City made a steady start against the opening bowlers and it was only in the fifth over when George Lindley entered the attack that wickets began to fall, when opening batsman David Nagaj was out, hit-wicket, and was quickly followed by Mukhtar, run out for 0.
At the other end, Smith was batting well before retiring on 30.
Wickets continued to fall with Lindley taking two good catches from Andy Marshall’s bowling and, with three overs left, the visitors needed 10 runs with three wickets remaining.
Returning to the attack, Brunton in his last over managed to take two wickets which left Nick Robertson to bowl the last over. Despite some lusty blows by Ulhaq, Robertson held his nerve and Newcastle City ended their innings on 83, as Alnmouth took the honours by one run.