Massive win for the twos

Alnmouth & Lesbury II (211-9) v Seaton Burn (100)

Northumberland and Tyneside Senior Cricket League, Division B2

Summer arrived at Alnmouth on Saturday when on a lovely warm afternoon Alnmouth & Lesbury II entertained Seaton Burn.

The home captain Brunton won the toss and elected to bat first but his team was soon in trouble when Courtney, Dilnot and Hinchliffe all failed with only 29 runs on the board.

This brought to the crease youngsters Richie Elliott and Rob Burnett, who set about repairing the innings. Watchful to start with, their innings began to flourish with Burnett in particular hitting a series of powerful drives.

Together they added 122 runs with Burnett recording his first senior half-century.

By the time the experienced Farquhar removed both batsmen, Elliott had scored 35 and Burnett 71.

This set up the innings for some late-order hitting by Rich Neil, who made a quick-fire 43 before he ran himself out.

Chasing a total of 221, Seaton Burn required a good start, but Elliott put pay to that with three early wickets.

At the other end, Neil was soon replaced by 14-year-old debutant Oliver Tulip . With his father and grandfather looking on, it proved to be a dream debut when Tulip bowled Carr with his first ball.

Over two spells, he bowled eight overs taking four wickets for 14 runs.