McLean hits an unbeaten century for Wooler

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In the Northumberland Premier League, Tillside 1sts suffered a 77-run home defeat at the hands of Corbridge.

The visitors batted first and they made 181 all out with John Maude their top scorer on 42.

David Hardy also hit a late unbeaten 31, which made all the difference come the final analysis.

The wickets were spread around with three bowlers - Sean Whitty, Duncan Sim and Jack MacDonald - taking two apiece.

Tillside then got off to a slow start and lost three early wickets, which put them in some trouble.

As they chased the gameJake Birkett hit 19, but as a top score that was never going to be enough, and in the end the Etal side found themselves reduced to 104, in under 28 overs.

Most of the damage was done by Andrew Dover who returned match-winning figures of 7-50 off his 13 overs.

In the first division Warkworth’s game away to Whitley Bay was cancelled.

Warenford’s second division title push suffered a hiccup when they were beaten by seven wickets at the hands of Cramlington 2nds.

Waren elected to bat, but it proved to be a bad decision with their usual reliable top three all struggling for runs (the contributed only three runs between them) and with Michael Thompson the top scorer on only 15 they were all out for a very disappointing 67 in 31 overs.

Jamie Parker took 4-13 from Cramlington, who then rattled off the required runs in less than 17 overs with Tony Kay on 45 not out as they reached 68-3.

In Division 3 Wooler had a six wicket win away to Hebburn.

The home side batted first and with Gary Taylot hitting an unbeaten 70 and opener Martin de Jager 47, they managed to out on 165-5 in their 40 overs.

Robert Matthewson with figures of 3-11 was Wooler’s most successful bowler.

In reply the Glendale side saw Michael McLean hit an unbeaten 105 and Ian Clarke 42 as they put on 168-4, reaching their target in less than 26 overs.

Rock had a 103-run victory over Monkseaton 3rds.

Kieran North top-scored on 25 as Rock batted solidly for a final score of 158, all out in the 26th over.

Andrew Rees was Monkseaton’s best bowler on 4-68, but in reply they struggled, with their best bat on 15, and they were all out for only 55.

North enjoyed a good spell with the ball claiming 3-6, with Oliver Page on 3-21.

Tillside 2nds beat Warkworth 2nds by six wickets when they met at the Castle ground.

Warkworth struggled their way to 93-8 and it was only a late knock of 40 not out from Ben Briggs which saved their innings. Kevin Logan took 3-18 with Luke Dickson and David Robertson claiming two wickets apiece.

Tillside, in reply, coasted to 94-4 in 21 overs with Kieran Bulken on 26 and Lee Dodd on 24 not out.

John Briggs claimed 2-26 for Warkworth with the ball.

Also in the third division, Embleton had a big nine wicket away win to Monkseaton.

Gary Benns top scored with 47 as Monkseaton posted 104, being all out in 37 overs.

Gary Davison had the best figures of 5-24 for Embleton,who in reply eased their way to victory with only one wicket down as they hit 106 in 16 overs. Paul Carss hit 34 not out and Mathew Leetham 33 not out.