Dushan hits unbeaten 'ton' for Alnmouth
Dushan Hemantha was the toast of Alnmouth & Lesbury 1sts in their seven wicket home win over Consett 1sts in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League Division 1 on Saturday with an unbeaten century.
Hemantha hit 110 not out as Alnmouth replied with a score of 231-3 after Consett had opened with 230-8, two of their bats hitting half centuries. Hemantha and Nick Robinson both took three wickets before the former took centre stage with the bat.
In Division 2, Alnwick 1sts lost by 54 runs at home to Bates Cottages 1sts. Bates won the toss and elected to bat and they put on 224-5 with Amith Sama on 58 and former Berwick player Martin Golightly on 53 not out.
Jamie Guy hit 78 for Alnwick in reply, but with the only support coming from James Crooks on 43, they found themselves all out for 170, with Ross Symingtonntaking four of the wickets.
Warkworth 1sts suffered suffered an 80-run away defeat against Tillside 1sts, who coupled with Ponteland’s loss, moved to the top of the table as a result.
Tillside put on 208 all out with openers Ross Hindmarsh on 56 and Joe Bickerton on 41. Adam Hall took three wickets for Warkworth, who in reply were all out for 138 in 38 overs with Rhys James their top scorer on 37.
In Division 3, Alnmouth & Lesbury 2nds lost by nine wickets away to Corbridge 1sts. Alnmouth were all out for only 77 with Rich Neil on 34. Chris Jowsey took 5-16 for Corbridge who chased it down at 81-1 in 17 overs.
In Division 5 North, Warenford lost by five runs at home to Tillside 2nds. The visitors posted 143-8 in their innings. Kevin Greshon hit 70 for Waren in reply, but they came up short at 138-9.
Alnwick 2nds conceded their game away to league leaders Ashington Rugby 1sts.
In Division 6 North, second placed Embleton maintained their push for promotion with a big ten wicket home win over leaders Berwick 2nds. In a low scoring game, Berwick were 83 all out with Embleton 88 without loss.
Warkworth 2nds had a narrow five run home win over Blyth 2nds. Warkworth made 159-6 with Adam Jobson their top bat on 45 not out. Blyth were then dismissed for 154 in 38 overs.