Welcome win as Alnwick beat Lintz in Senior League

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Alnwick 1sts had a welcome 32 run win over Lintz in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League at the weekend.

The home side batted first and they put on 146, being all out in the 47th over.

Andrew Stewart top-scored with 31, whilst there were other valuable contributions from David Forrest on 28 and opener Michael Brewis on 24.

Kieron Gohery took 3-22 and Paul Lumley 2-28 for the visitors, who in replylost three early wickets and were left chasing the game after that.

Marcus Peart hit a top score of 26, but Joe Bainbridge on 24 was the only other bat to lend any support and in the end they fell short at 114 after 44 overs.

Andrew Scott was the pick of the Alnwick bowlers with figures of 4-32, whilst David Wright claimed 3-29.

Alnwick 2nds travelled to Leadgate where they went down by 35 runs.

With Ainsley Turner hitting a good 57, peter Dobson 40 and Steven Smith 37, the home side managed to set a target of 174-6 in 35 overs.

Michael Kirkup was Alnwick’s most successful bowler with figures of 3-20.

In reply Alnwick got off to a decent start with both their opening batsmen making half centuries.

Harry Lobb made 58 and Rob Woods 52, but the run-rate was not what it should have been, and with the other bats not having the same impact they finished on 153-3 off their 35 overs.

Alnmouth and Lesbury 1sts travelled to Ponteland wherethey went down to a heavy ten wicket defeat.

Paul Straker hit 55 and Tom Vickers 25, but Alnmouth ended on 147-9, with Andy Denver doing most of the damage, claiming 5-24.

In reply Ponteland’s opening pair of Wayne Ritzema and Stuart Taylor both carried their bats as the home side coasted to victory.

Taylor hit an unbeaten 83 whilst Ritzema added 54.

In the reverse fixture between the 2nds it was a much closer affair, with Alnmouth and Lesbury missing out by just five runs.

With Thomas Reeman leading the way with 94, Ponteland put on 184-8 in their 45 overs.

Johnny Ridley and Alex Robson both took two wickets apiece for the home side, who in reply lost three early wickets.

Ridley hit an unbeaten 107 to try and save the match, but with Duncan McGregor taking 3-23 they fell just short at 179-8.