Alnmouth topple Rock as rain holds off

ALTHOUGH not the complete washout of the previous week, the weather again affected Saturday’s league programme, three games being played to a finish and two abandoned due to heavy downpours.

The rain held off at Alnmouth where Rock were the visitors at The Wicket and an entertaining match saw the home side register a three-wicket victory.

Michael Williams with 74 and Michael Gray with 45 were the main contributors in Rock’s total of 172-6 from their 45 overs. Michael Brown returned the best bowling figures of 3-46.

In reply, the home side were in trouble at 43-4 but a stand of 71 between Mike Barlow (47) and Andrew McDonnell (46) put them on the winning path, victory coming with three wickets in hand.

The Castle Ground at Warkworth also missed the worst of the weather with the home side chalking up a six-wicket victory over Howick, thanks mainly to Mark Robson (67) and Richard Davison (33) who top-scored in a total of 143-4.

Mitford travelled to Tillside, where a 38-run victory took them to the top of the table as rivals Warenford and Wooler saw their games abandoned.

Results:

Rock 172-6 (M Williams 74, M Gray 45, R Dodds 20, M Brown 3-46) Alnmouth and Lesbury 173-7 (M Barlow 47, A McDonnell 46, D Knox 22no, M Gray 3-32).

Howick 142-9 (R Elliot 41, E Brunton 31no, R Carruthers 3-26) Warkworth 143-4 (M Robson 67, R Davison 33).

Mitford 156-7 (M Ellinor 33, A Davies 38, C Robertson 3-40) Tillside 118 (C Beasley 34, J Pick 57, S Lawson 3-27, D Wigham 4-16).

Embleton 75-1 (P Carss 35no) v Wooler (abandoned after 25 overs).

Warenford 132 (G Stephenson 44, D Bonner 3-23) v Berwick 2-0 (abandoned).