Rock winners in washout weekend

In a weekend given over to the T20 Cup in the Johnnie Johnson Housing Alnwick and District League, rain was the real winner.

Only one of the five scheduled matches went ahead on Saturday, which saw Rock Raptors beat Warkworth Hotspurs by six wickets.

Batting first, Hotspurs’ opener Graham Huitson was caught for four, but useful knocks from Josh Robison (33 not out), Adam Jobson (22) and Chris Glass (39) saw Warkworth to 115-3 off their 20 overs.

The wickets were taken by Thomas Parkinson, Robert Dodds and Tony Dunn.

The Raptors chased down the total in under 15 overs with all of the six batsmen who were involved contributing runs.

Dodds top-scored with 32 and fellow opener Kevin Wilson scored 19 as Rock rushed to 118-4 from 14.4 overs.

The wickets were spread around with Jobson striking twice and Robison and Richie Carruthers taking one apiece.

The bowling attack was a little wayward though with 23 extras, including 21 wides, helping the Raptors over the line.

In the other group three game, Howick were set to take on Berwick, while the group one game between Mitford and Warenford was also cancelled.

The group two clashes fared no better as Wooler v Embleton and Chatton v Alnmouth also bit the dust.

On Tuesday night, in another round of T20 fixtures, the weather again saw most cancelled, including both games in group three and the group one clash. In group two, there were wins for Wooler and Alnmouth & Lesbury.