Holidaying brothers help Castle to eight-wicket win

Eglingham (152-8) v Bamburgh Castle (153-2)


Bamburgh travelled to Eglingham and beat a youthful home side by eight wickets.

Bamburgh won the toss and elected to bat. Their opening attack of Andrew Wright and Bruce Torrance soon had the hosts in trouble and after 15 overs were 39-4.

Home skipper Andrew Scott joined Brian Dugdale at the crease and started to rebuild the innings and they added 53 runs in 14 overs before Dugdale was out lbw to Tom Woodburn for 30.

Scott proceeded to make a fine 68 off 72 balls which included six fours and five sixes before he was out in the 38th over with the total on 140.

The innings ended on 152-8 off the alloted 40 overs.

A fine bowling performance from the Castle side with both Torrance and Tom Woodburn taking three wickets each.

Bamburgh opened their innings with two visiting holidaymakers, brothers Robbie and Johnty Sutherland, who made light work of the Eglingham bowling and hammered their way to 102 in 15 overs before Johnty was bowled by Dan Leng for 44.

Robbie then carried on and had made a fine 68 off 54 balls when he too was bowled by Leng with the total on 133 in the 19th over.

Harry Lobb and Laurence Reeves shared a 20 run stand to see Bamburgh home in the 22nd over.