Narrow victory for Castle

Eglingham (190) v Bamburgh Castle (194-9)

Bamburgh Castle travelled to local rivals Eglingham on Sunday with nine players under the age of 20 and three players making their debuts.

Despite Eglingham’s greater experience, the Bamburgh boys came away with a narrow one-wicket victory in what was an enthralling match.

Bamburgh won the toss and put Eglingham into bat.

Openers Dan Graham and Gareth Bateman set about their attack with gusto and were 50 in the sixth over before Bamburgh made a double breakthrough with Bateman caught behind for 12, and Graham clean bowled for 40 off the bowling of Hamish Marshall.

After this breakthrough, the Bamburgh bowlers then began to gain control of scoring and soon the runs began to dry up, and apart from Andrew Scott who took a liking to the bowling, wickets began to fall at regular intervals.

Soon Eglingham lost a further seven wickets for 100 runs before Scott and wicketkeeper George Robson added 33 runs in three overs.

Johnny Roxburgh bowled Robson for six. Scott was 81 not out off 61 balls.

The wicket-takers for Bamburgh were Ben Kelly (3-28), Hamish Marshall (3-42), Johnny Roxburgh (2-11) and a wicket each from Sam Ogden and Tom Woodburn.

When Bamburgh batted, openers Harry Lobb and Johnny Roxburgh also made a good start and were 59 before Lobb was well caught in the slips by Ian Robertson off Davy Scott for 35, and after 14 overs.

Bamburgh were well in the hunt on 113–2 when Eglingham made a double change, bringing on Dan Graham and Andrew Scott to bowl and the batsmen found it difficult to score runs.

Apart from Lawrence Reeves who made 35, no other batsmen apart from opener Roxburgh and skipper Steve Robinson made double figures, and were 21 runs short when they came together.

Despite some hostile bowling from Graham, Scott and Gareth Bateman saw the Seasiders home in the 32nd over.

The pick of the bowlers was Dan Graham who took 4-27.

Another good win for Bamburgh in a match played in a splendid spirit by the two teams.

SCORECARD

Eglingham

D Graham b H Miller 40

G Bateman c S Robinson b H Miller 12

A Scott not out 81

T Riddell b H Miller 6

T Todd c&b S Ogden 2

W Hall b B Kelly 8

A Graham b J Roxburgh 5

I Robertson c T Nesbitt b B Kelly 11

J Hugonin b T Woodburn 1

D Scott s S Robinson b B Kelly 4

G Robson b J Roxburgh 6

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Total 190

Bowling: T Nesbitt 0-31; H Miller 3-42; S Ogden 1-24; E Nicholson 0-22; J Roxburgh 2-11; B Kelly 3-28; T Woodburn 1-26.

Bamburgh Castle

H Lobb c I Robertson b D Scott 35

J Roxburgh not out 62

T Lakey c W Hall b A Graham 11

L Reeves c G Bateman b D Graham 35

S Ogden c G Bateman b D Graham 5

T Nesbitt b D Graham 5

T Woodburn b D Graham 2

H Miller c G Robson b A Scott 0

B Kelly c I Robertson b G Bateman 8

S Robinson not out 16

E Nicholson b G Bateman 1

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Total 194

Bowling: D Scott 1-59; A Graham 1-52; D Graham 4-27; A Scott 1-48; G Bateman 2-5.