Seven wicket win for in-form Alnmouth


Alnmouth and Lesbury recorded a comfortable seven wicket win over Leadgate in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League on Saturday.

Leadgate batted first, but on a wicket not conducive to run-making, they lost a few early wickets and never recovered.

At one stage they were 39-8 and Alnmouth looked as if they might skittle them for less than 50.

Daniel Gowland was Leadgate’s top scorer on 21, but his team-mates had no answer to the bowling of Edward Brunton and Nicholas Denton who took eight wickets between them, finishing with figures of 4-20 and 4-27 respectively.

Russell Hughes (29) and Callum Batey (20), took Alnmouth to the verge of victory, with Tom Vickers hitting an unbeaten 28 to take them over the line.

In the B1 League, Alnmouth and Lesbury won by 15 runs when they faced Lintz .

Alnmouth batted first, and with Ian Clough hitting 51 and Rich Neil 36, they managed to put on 157-9 in 45 overs. Michael Edmunds took 4-13.

In reply, Lintz saw Anthony Wilkinson hit 38, whilst Chris Alderdice made 20.

But the rest of the team struggled and they were all out for 142 after 42 overs.

Lucas Robinson was Alnmouth’;s most successful bowler with figures of 4-52 off his ten overs/