Warkworth and Tillside 2nds clinch titles

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Tillside 2nds were celebrating at the weekend after winning the Northumberland Cricket League Division 3.

Meanwhile, Bates Cottages have been confirmed as winners of the Premier Division, and Warkworth as champions in Division 1.

Tillside 2nds had a big ten wicket away win over Civil Service with batsman Law Atkinson having the honour of hitting the winning runs.

The home side batted first, but they found runs hard to come by and were restricted to only 62-9 off their 40 overs.

This was an easy target for Tillside, who coasted through without losing a wicket, finishing on 65 in less than 16 overs.

Ashish Jha top scored for Civil service on 23with Davy Robertson the main wicket-taker on 3-20.

In reply Atkinson hity an unbeaten 35 and Dave Reay 29.

In the Premier Division Tillside 1sts had a three wicket home win over Blagdon.

The visitors batted first and were all out for 158 with Tom Lakey on 48 and Matthew Senior on 46.

Jake Birkett was the scourge of the Blagdon bats with figures of 6-33 off his 11 overs.

In reply Liam Hindmarsh hit 73 as Tillside reeled off their required target in 43 overs.

David Gibson took 3-43 for Blagdon.

In Division 1, champions-elect Warkworth romped home by ten wickets against Cramlington.

Cramlington were skittled for only 37, their top bat on 15, with Martin Clark claiming 5-6 off his seven overs.

It was all so easy for Warkworth who reeled off 38 without loss with Scott Gibson on 27.

In Division 1 Berwick 2nds went down to a big eight wicket defeat against Stobswood.

Berwick batted first but with seven of their number failing to score, and another only on one, they were all out for only 72 with Jordon Woodcock just one run behind the top scorer of ‘extras’ on 27.

David Moore and Michael Beverley took three wickets apiece for Stobswood, who in reply romped to 73-2 with David Colham on 27.

Warenford bounced back from their hiccup of the previous week to beat Bates Cottages and maintain their push for the Division 2 title.

Waren batted first and with Brian and Michael Thompson both hitting 46 and Ian Patterson 40, they made 202-6 in their 40 overs.

Nathan Allan was the pick of the Bates bowlers with figures of 3-41.

In reply John Hogg took 4-35 as Stobswood found themselves all out for 111, 91 runs short.

Kevin Golightly hit 30 and Aaron Patrick 33 not out.

In Division 3 it was another bad day for Wooler, who went down by 134 runs at home to Rock.

Kevin Wilson hit 101 and Kieran North 50 as Rock posted 214-9 in their 40 overs.

Robert Matthewson took 4-58 for the Glendale side, who in their innings struggled to 80 all out in just 27 overs.

Opener Mick Leybourne was top scorer on 19, with Wilson following up his performance with the bat, taking 5-21 with the ball.

Also in Division £, warkworth 2nds lost by eight wickets away to Gateshead EM.

John Briggs junior hit 28 and John Briggs senior 24 as Warkworth put on 132-9, four of the wickets falling to Muhammad Tahir. GEMs then rattled off 135-2 with Nasir Amin hitting an unbeaten 54.

Embleton beat Kirkley by four wickets. Craig Moore top scored on 34 as Kirkley hit 142-5, with Hedley Grey taking 2-32. Paul Carss then hit 61 and Matthew Leetham 31 as Embleton eased to 143-6.