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Bowlers do their bit

Northumberland Cricket League round-up

In the Premier Division, second-placed Tillside I secured a decent six-wicket win over third-placed Blagdon Park.

Batting first, Park posted an imposing total of 202, with Stuart Wright’s four for 25 the pick of the bowling figures.

In reply, Tillside chased down the total for the loss of just four wickets and inside 38 overs.

A few early wickets were lost with the batsmen in the teens and 20s, but Liam Hindmarsh and Jake Birkett got the job done, scoring an unbeaten 43 and 85 respectively.

In Division One, Warkworth I’s match at Cramlington was abandoned as they were midway through a run chase.

The hosts completed their innings, posting 205 off 47 overs, with Martin Clark taking five wickets for 43.

Warkworth were 126-5 off 35 overs when the game was called off.

In Division Two, Warenford were comfortable winners on the road, beating Bates Cottages by 47 runs.

The visitors posted 247-4, in large part thanks to Brian Thompson’s 112 not, while Cottages only made 200-8.

In Division Three, Embleton (234-8) were 80-run winners at Kirkley (154) with Matthew Leetham scoring 126 not out. Tom Harrop took four wickets for 11 runs, including a hat-trick.

Rock (188) were narrow winners at home over Wooler (184-8), winning by four runs.

Howick/Alnmouth & Lesbury scored 160-8 at Ulgham (128), holding on to win by 32 runs.

In an extremely tight affair, Warkworth II (179-7) beat visitors Gateshead Ethnic Minorities (178) by a single run.

Civil Service II conceded their game with Tillside II.