Undefeated streak goes on with solid away victory

Alnmouth and Lesbury II (158-9) v Consett (92)

On Saturday, Alnmouth and Lesbury’s second team visited Consett trying to defend their unbeaten record.

The Consett captain won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the visitors to bat first.

Alnmouth opener Robinson was caught for only five, which left Courtney and Hinchliffe to consolidate the innings.

The run rate proved pedestrian and at the halfway point of the innings, the total was only 50.

Courtney, Hinchliffe and Burnett all made double figures, but failed to get to 20.

The highlight of the innings was played by Brooks who was making his debut.

As wickets fell steadily at the other end, Brooks batted through to the end, making 59 not out when the innings closed on 158 for the loss of nine wickets.

Clark proved to be the pick of the home bowlers finishing with four wickets.

In reply, the Consett innings got off to the worst possible start when Hutchinson struck in his first two overs.

With Neil also chipping in with a couple of wickets, Consett were reduced to 32 for the loss of five wickets.

Bradley gave the innings a degree of respectability with a defiant 27, but the visitors would not be denied, with Robinson and Brooks taking two wickets each.

The home side were all out for 92, leaving Alnmouth victorious by 66 runs.