McGregor stars with bat and ball

Tillside (218) v Warkworth (154)

Northumberland Cricket League, Premier Division

Tillside maintained their push in the top half of the table with a 64-run victory over Warkworth.

And it was Cameron McGregor who emerged as the star of the show, top-scoring for the Etal side with 73 before going on to claim three wickets with the ball.

Tillside batted first and with Toby Culham (36) grabbing a few runs, they made a steady start.

At 96-5, the innings was in danger of petering out, but McGregor came to the fore and his knock, which came in 96 balls, included ten fours.

Tail-ender Luke Dickson added a useful 22 in 27 balls and this helped the home side post a very respectable 218 in 46 overs.

Richie Carruthers with 4-82 was Warkworth’s main wicket-taker, while Andrew Willis claimed 3-35.

In reply, Warkworth made a steady start and looked as if they were up with the run-rate. Their opening four batsmen were all in double figures, and 48 from Adam Hall helped push the score along, as did a late 21 from Keith Douglas.

But McGregor then mopped up the tail, including the wicket of Hall, and his figures of 3-13 swung the match Tillside’s way.

John Weatherhead and Matthew Whitty claimed two wickets apiece.



T Culham b Carruthers 36

G Turnbull c Anderson b Hall 3

L Hindmarsh b Hall 4

M Whitty b Hall 18

C McGregor st Dargue b Willis 73

I Sim st Dargue b Carruthers 14

R Hindmarsh c Glass b Carruthers 10

G Hill lbw b Carruthers 8

A Hindmarsh c Doyle b Willis 6

L Dickson c Anderson b Willis 22

J Weatherhead not out 6

Extras 18

Total (all out) 218

Bowling: A Hall 13-4-29-3; M Spoors 2-0-22-0; Richie Carruthers 13-0-82-4; B Doyle 10-0-48-0; A Willis 7.4-0-35-3.


K Puddephatt c Sim b L Hindmarsh 14

B Doyle b Weatherhead 11

A Gibson c Sim b Weatherhead 15

S Dargue b Whitty 11

A Hall c Dickson b A Hindmarsh 48

S Anderson c&b Whitty 7

K Douglas c Hill b McGregor 21

C Glass st R Hindmarsh b McGregor 3

M Spoors run out 8

R Carruthers not out 2

A Willis b McGregor 1

Extras 13

Total (all out) 154

Bowling: L Hindmarsh 6-1-23-1; L Dickson 7-3-11-0; J Weatherhead 7-1-23-2; M Whitty 13-2-47-2; A Hindmarsh 11-0-30-1; C McGregor 3.3-0-13-3.