As you were for another week

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Johnnie Johnson Housing Alnwick and District League

FOR the second successive week only two matches went ahead as scheduled due to ground conditions – and again both were at Alnmouth and Lesbury and Warkworth where the covers were in place earlier in the week.

Tillside were the visitors at The Wicket and played their part in an entertaining game which duly ended in a tie.

Set a target of 173, Tillside wanted six runs to win off the last over with four wickets in hand.

But they eventually had to settle for a bye off the last ball of the day for a share of the points.

Alnmouth’s Tom Poole and Tillside’s Gavin Turnbull took the batting honours with half-centuries.

In the only other match, at Warkworth, the home side succumbed to a heavy defeat against Wooler, being bowled out for 62 in reply to the visitors’ 178-8.

Andrew Aitchison (5-23) and Stephen Mills (4-21) were the bowlers in form.

Earlier, Mark Murray top-scored for Wooler with 44 while No10 Bob Matthewson enlivened proceedings with a 21-run blast in the penultimate over which included three sixes.

With some players yet to put on their whites this season, a much improved weather forecast raises hopes of a full programme this weekend.