Frantic T20 weekend

It was T20 day in the Alnwick and District League at the weekend and there were wins for Wooler, Warenford, Embleton and Rock.

Wooler faced Mitford, and when opposition opener Wahab Barakat posted an impressive 90, helping Mitford to a big total of 188-6, the Glendale side must have thought they were in trouble.

Matthew Ellinor also added a useful 37, the two wickets being shared by Stephen Mills and Robert Aitchison.

But 51 from opener Anthony Murray set Wooler on their way and despite two run-outs, 37 from Andrew Aitchison and 34 from Michael McLean pushed them past the winning post in the final over, their final score being 191-4.

Warenford coasted to a comfortable 116-run win over Warkworth.

Waren posted 148-5 with openers Brian and Kevin Thompson hitting 35 and 32 respectively. Gordon Stephenson also hit 25.

In reply, Warkworth were skittled for only 32 in the 15th over, 21 of those runs coming from extras. Connor Lee managed seven, the highlight of a scorecard featuring six ducks and three ones.

Tillside went down by four wickets at Rock.

The Etal side batted first and put on 121-8, with Calum Bickerton top-scoring with 26 not out down the order alongside 27 in extras.

Chris Johnson claimed 4-11 for the home side.

In reply Rock hit 125-6, in large part thanks to 44 off 47 balls from opener Kevin Wilson, supported by David Short (26) and 27 extras to tie on that front. Hamish Miller claimed 3-14 for Tillside.

Embleton were also four-wicket winners over Alnmouth & Lesbury, who were put into bat by the home side.

Several batsmen got started, but no one really developed an innings with Joseph Dilnot top-scoring with 21.

And wickets were lost regularly as even a generous extras total of 16 couldn’t help the Beach Boys past their century, ending on 94-9.

Pick of the Embleton bowlers was Adam Pringle, who took 4-13 off his four overs.

In reply, the home side made relatively light work of the chase, making it to 95 with four wickets and almost four overs to spare.

Opener Paul Carss top-scored with 26.