Three wicket home win for Alnmouth cricketers

Dushan Hemantha on his way to a half century for Alnmouth on Saturday.Dushan Hemantha on his way to a half century for Alnmouth on Saturday.
Dushan Hemantha on his way to a half century for Alnmouth on Saturday.
Alnmouth & Lesbury 1sts maintained their mid-table position in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League Division 1 following their three wicket home win over Percy Main 1sts on Saturday.

Percy elected to bat and put on 143-9 with Laurie Robson their top scorer on 48, Dushan Hemantha taking 4-36. Alnmouth (144-7) chased it down in 27 overs with Hemantha on 50 and Robert Burnett on 45.

In Division 2, Alnwick 1sts suffered a 52-run home defeat at the hands of Blagdon 1sts. Blagdon were 180-0 in their innings with Adam Clarke on 70, Max Harrison taking three wickets. Alnwick were bowled out for 128 in reply with Dan Simpson taking four wickets for the visitors.

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Warkworth 1sts went down by 54 runs at home to Whickham 1sts. Whickham elected to bat and put on 210 with Mick Armstrong on 58, Tom Burnett taking 4-29. Warkworth were all out for 156 in reply with Rhys James on 70.

In Division 3, Alnmouth & Lesbury 2nds conceded their fixture away to GEM’s 1sts.

In Division 5 North, Howick had a good two wicket home win over league leaders Ashington Rugby 2nds. Ashington batted first and were 170-4, with Howick reaching 174-8, the winning runs coming off the very last ball.

Alnwick 2nds lost by eight wickets away to Blagdon 2nds. In a low scoring game, Alnwick were all out for only 59 with Blagdon 60-2 in reply in 17 overs.

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Rock had a three wicket away win over Cramlington 2nds, but they remain at the foot of the table. Cramlington were 198-9 with Graeme Barnes on 73. Rock were 199-7 in reply with Paul Roberts 59 not out and Andrew Bottomer on 47.

Warenford are third in the table after a 30 run victory over Ulgham 1sts. Warenford batted made 184-7 with Kevin Greshon on 46 and Kevin Wilson on 45. Ray Haygarth hit 64 for Ulgham, but they came up short at 154 all out.

In Division 6 North, Warkworth 2nds lost by six wickets to Berwick 2nds.. Adam Jobson was 51 not out as Warkworth posted 169-8, Rory Hindhaugh taking 5-27. Berwick were 173-4 in reply with Mark Woodcock on 53 not out.

Embleton, who replied with 101-5, are second in the table after their five wicket home win over Blyth 2nds, who had scored 98.

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