Comfortable win after enforced gap caps off a satisfying season

Bamburgh Castle (236-9) v Peebles (131-8)

Bamburgh met Peebles in their last cricket match of the season after a two-week break when two opponents could not raise teams.

Batting first, Bamburgh took advantage of some loose bowling and made steady progress, and after 20 overs were 126 for 2.

They then put their foot to the pedal and added a further 110 runs in 15 overs to end their 35 overs on a very healthy 236 for 9, losing four wickets in the last over in the quest for runs.

Johnny Roxburgh (52), Harry Lobb (50 retired not out) and Laurence Reeves (45) were the main contributors for the home side.

On the bowling front, Paul Murray took an impressive 4-17 for Peebles off four overs.

When Peebles batted, they struggled from the start against the opening bowling attack of Andrew Wright and Steve Mallinson and after 15 overs were 33 for 4.

There then followed a bit of a recovery when Paul Murray and Tom Brian added 55 runs off the next nine overs before Brian was out for 30.

Bamburgh then let all the players, apart from the wicket-keeper, bowl, but despite this, Peebles finished their 35 overs 105 runs short of the Bamburgh total. Tom Brian top-scored on 34.

Billy Wright took the bowling honours with 2-13 off five overs.

It was a satisfactory performance from Bamburgh in a season where they won more than half (nine of 16 )of their fixtures.

The Peebles match was kindly sponsored by ex-skipper Steve Robinson.