Bamburgh Castle (90-8) v Blagdon Park (97-8)
In a low-scoring game on the Castle Field, Bamburgh lost a tight match against Blagdon Park by seven runs on Sunday.
Blagdon won the toss and decided to bat, but with Bamburgh bowling quite well found runs hard to come by and after 12 overs were 32 for 4. They lost more wickets and by the 23rd over were 50 for 8.
Paul Johnson then joined his son Davy and began the recovery, taking no chances but adding a further 47 runs in 12 overs to finish the innings on 97 for 8 off 35 overs. Paul finishing unbeaten on 24 and Davy 21.
All the Bamburgh bowlers bowled well with Billy Wright bowing four maidens taking two wickets for no runs.
In reply, a depleted Bamburgh side also lost quick wickets with only loanee Dave Gibson putting up any resistance and after 23 overs the home side were 61 for 7.
Andrew Wright then joined Gibson and took the Seasiders within 13 runs of victory when Wright holed out for 13. Bamburgh finished their innings on 90, seven runs short. Gibson was stranded on a fine 46.
The pick of the visitors’ bowling was 12-year-old Harry Johnson who finished with 3 for 10 off his six overs.
Hopefully Bamburgh will get some batting in the side to help them get over the line. The match was sponsored by Castle Inn Bamburgh.
M Foster b B Kelly 4
S Eyres b J Roxburgh 2
A Senior b J Roxburgh 6
D Johnson not out 21
R Hughes c J Roxburgh b W Jackson 0
J Chappell b B Gibson 4
D Abercrombie b B Wright 1
A Brown c B Kelly b B Wright 0
H Johnson b B Gibson 0
P Johnson not out 4
Total (8wkts) 97
Bowling: A Wright 0-22; J Roxburgh 2-19; B Kelly 1-14; W Jackson 1-11; B Gibson 2-14; B Wright 2-0; A Brett 0-3.
J Roxburgh b A Senior 4
S Robinson c D Abercrombie b D Johnson 1
D Gibson not out 46
B Kelly b D Johnson 0
A Brett b A Brown 4
B Wright b H Johnson 6
G Sheil s R Hughes b H Johnson 0
W Jackson c R Hughes b H Johnson 0
A Wright c M Foster b P Johnson 13
B Gibson run out 2
Total (8wkts) 90
Bowling: A Senior 1-11; D Johnson 2-2; A Brown 1-13; J Chappell 0-7; S Eyres 0-23; H Johnson 3-10; D Abercrombie 0-8; P Johnson 1-6.