Alnmouth race to a big nine wicket win over Percy Main

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Alnmouth and Lesbury had a big nine wicket win over Percy Main in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League on Saturday.

Percy batted first and were all out for 162 in 44 overs, with Michael Phillips their top scorer on 41.

Ian Clough took 3-35 for Alnmouth, whilst Edward Brunton and Nicholas Denton took two wickets apiece.

Russell Hughes then hit a splendid 70, which included 13 boundaries, off 76 balls, and with Alistair Batey on 46 not out and Charles Anderson also there at the end on 30, the home side went on to record a comfortable victory.

Alnmouth and Lesbury 2nds travelled to take on Newcastle City CC and they returned on the end of a 36-run defeat.

Newcastle batted first and got off to a slow start, losing three early wickets.

But they were saved mid-innings by S Khalid on 40, Abid Mukhtar on 34 and Mohammed Zeeshan on 25.

This saw the home side rally to 167-9, with Peter Robinson the pick of the Alnmouth bowlers on figures of 4-24.

Alnmouth also got off to a disappointing start with the bat, and in total nine of their number failed to reach double figures.

Sean Hutchinson showed some fight with a spirited 68 not out, but it was never going to be enough and the fell to 131 all out.

Two of the home bowlers claimed three wickets apiece.

Alnwick 1sts lost by seven wickets when they travelled to face Ryton.

David Forrest hit 50 as the side struggled to 124, with S Clarke taking 4-23 off his nine overs.

Ryton were more solid and they eased their way to victory with an unbeaten 53 from D Howorth, finishing on 125-3.

Andrew Scott took 2-23 for Alnwick.

In the reverse fixture, Alnwick 2nds entertained Ryton 2nds, but were unable to prevent the visitors making off with a four wicket victory.

It wasn’t a good day for the batsmen with Alnwick all out for a lowly 29, 16 of those runs coming from opener Jonathan Roxburgh.

J O’Neill enjoyed the best spell with the ball, taking a fine 5-7 off six overs.

Alnwick must have thought they were in with some chance when five of the top six visiting bats went for only one run between them.

But L Eddy top scored with only nine and Ryton struggled their way to 30--6 for a very low-scoring win.