Huge win for Castle side against young visitors

Friendly – Bamburgh Castle (205-3) v Tillside (91)

Bamburgh, with a more settled side, defeated a youthful Tillside team on Sunday by 114 runs at the Castle Field.

After being asked to bat on a damp wicket, Bamburgh lost an early wicket with the total on 21 in the fifth over.

Australian Davy Forrest joined Johnny Roxburgh at the crease and the pair looked to take the attack to Tillsde from the beginning.

Despite two or three scares, Bamburgh progressed to 149 in the 30th over before Roxburgh was out, caught by Allan off the bowling of Kev Logan for a fine 51.

Forrest continued his assault on the bowling and brought up his century in the 36th over before he perished for a fine 105, which included 13 fours and three sixes.

Bamburgh lost no more wickets and finished their innings on 205-3 off their 40 overs.

Pick of the Tillside bowlers were K Logan with 1-21 and L Dodd (1-19).

When Tillside batted, they made a terrible start and after 14 overs, including three wickets in one over from Bruce Torrance, slumped to 25 for 7.

Then two more wickets fell leaving them 46 for nine after 24, before a mini revival led by Tillside skipper Matty Whitty and Kev Logan added 45 runs.

It ended when Logan was trapped lbw for seven with the total on 91.

Whitty ended the innings undefeated on 36.

All of Bamburgh’s bowlers bowled well in a match which was a good game played in a fine spirit.

The match was sponsored by the Mizen Head in Bamburgh.