Berwick took the honours when they beat Tillside by four wickets in a Premier Division derby clash in the Northumberland League at the Pier Field on Saturday.

Match report
Match report

Northumberland League round-up

Tillside won the toss and elected to bat and with Jack Bagness top-scoring on 36, supported by Liam Hindmarsh and tail-ender Gareth Hill, who both added 27, the visitors managed to post a score of 156, being all out in the 48th over.

Scott Middlemist was the pick of the Berwick bowlers with figures of 4-32, whilst Nalindra Premchandra took 3-28.

Premchandra then went on to open the Berwick innings with a very solid 62, which included eight boundaries, and this put the home side in a commanding position.

James Patterson added 25 as the hosts went on to pass their target at 158-6 in the 48th over.

Jake Birkett and Cam McGregor each claimed two wickets for the Etal side.

In Division 1, Warkworth 1sts had a big nine wicket win over Civil Service.

Civil Service were skittled for only 46 with Martin Clark taking 5-13 and Austin Hall 5-23.

Warkworth replied with 47-1, taking just six overs, with Alistair Gibson top scoring on 24.

In Division 2, table-toppers Warenford continued to impress with a five wicket away win over Monkseaton.

Matthew Devin hit 32 and Robert Zaretti 31 as Monkseaton put on 143, with Ian Paterson doing most of the damage, claiming 5-20 off his ten overs.

Paterson then hit 46 and Michael Thompson 25 not out as Warenford replied with 144-5, easing their way to victory, passing their target in the 36th over.

John Hewitt claimed 3-15 for the home side.

In Division Three, Wooler won by 114 runs when they took on Ulgham.

Andrew Aitchison hit 71, and with Ian Clarke on 46, Tom Comber on 42 and Les Porteous on 41, the Glendale side made a big score of 234-6 in their 40 overs.

Jordan Cowe and Jeff Thomson both claimed two wickets for Ulgham, who in reply, on a good batting wicket, saw Joshua Sirs make 48.

But the rest of the team were unable to emulate his feat and with Stephen Mills taking 3-13 they were all out for only 120 in the 37th over.

Tillside 2nds won by 106 runs when they faced Embleton at the weekend in Division 3.

The Etal side batted first and put on 183-4 with Dave Reay the top scorer on a steady 71.He was ably supported by opener Keith Bickerton who hit 52.

Hedley Grey and Richard Alsept were the pick of the Embleton bowlers with two wickets apiece.

In reply Embleton were all out for 77 with Gary Davison the top scorer on 21.

Rock won by 100 runs when they took on Hebburn 2nds.

With Adam Dunn hiting 60, Kevin Wilson45 and George Cockayne 35, Rock made 208 all out.

Brian Watson took 3-28 for Hebburn, who in reply could only muster 108, with Ali Raza their top scorer on 36.

Thomas Parkinson, Kieran North and Connor McDougall all claimed three wickets apiece.

Alnmouth, Lesbury and Howick went down to a heavy eight wicket defeat at the hands of Kirkley 2nds.

Joseph Dinot opened up with 32, but he was the only batsman to trouble the Kirkley bowlers, who had the visitors all out for 70.

Alex Ball was the pick of the bowlers with 4-23.

In reply Kirkley eased to 71-2 with Robbie Burns on 35 not out.

Also in Division 3, Warkworth were awarded the points after Civil Service 2nds conceded their match.