Three wicket home win for Alnmouth cricketers
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.
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.
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.