North of the county victorious as Wooler and Tillside rack up T20 wins

ADCL T20 'Picture of Wooler's Tom Burston being bowled by Jonny Acaster with wkt Graeme McDonald .
ADCL T20 'Picture of Wooler's Tom Burston being bowled by Jonny Acaster with wkt Graeme McDonald .

Only two T20 fixtures in the Johnnie Johnson Housing Alnwick and District Cricket League survived the weather at the weekend as a dismal cricket season continued.

In Group One, Tillside, despite posting a reachable target, ripped throught the Mitford batting line-up to post a 38-run victory.

Meanwhile in Group Two, Alnmouth & Lesbury (118-8) fell short as they chased Wooler’s first innings total of 148-6.

At Mitford, the home side won the toss and decided to bowl and initially this looked like a good decision as they knocked off the top three batsmen cheaply.

However the ship was steadied as Law Atkinson hit 42 not out.

Most of the rest of the batting line-up but Atkinson’s knock meant that Tillside reached 99-8 off their 20 overs.

Kieran Little took three for 26 with the ball while Richard Brown took two wickets for 25.

Atkinson had a particularly good day at the office as it was he who ripped through the Mitford top order, knocking off batsmen one to four, to end with figures of 4-12.

He was ably supported by Dixon, who took three wickets for just nine runs.

Only Little, batting at number ten, could make it to double figures as his side were all out for 61 in 14 overs.

In the day’s other game, Wooler, batting first, managed to score a very respectable 148-6, in large part thanks to a 41 from Ian Clark.

Anthony Murray contributed with 25.

Jonny Acaster was the pick of the Alnmouth bowlers, taking 3-19.

In reply, Alnmouth & Lesbury made a concerted effort to chase down the target.

They eventually fell short by 30 runs, running out of overs slightly before wickets to end the innings on 118-8. Joseph Dilnot top-scored with 33.

Chris Lewin (3-21) was the pick of the Wooler bowlers.