Bamburgh Castle (262-5) v St Cuthbert’s (145-6)
In a feast of runs, Bamburgh defeated St Cuthbert’s from Bearpark in Durham by 117 runs on Sunday at Castle Field.
With the captains opting for retirements for batsmen after scoring 50, Bamburgh decided to bat first and were soon among the runs, passing 50 in the ninth over for one wicket.
Spike Strang and seasonal debutant Tom Lakey took the total to 97 before Strang retired on 50 in the 15th over.
Lakey also retired on 50 with the total on 127 in the 20th over. There was a third retirement when Bruce Torrance also made 50.
Andrew Wright and Steve Mallinson then added 40 runs in the last five overs to leave Bamburgh on 262-5 off their 40 overs with Wright on 42 not out and Mallinson on 15.
Best bowlers for the visitors were Callum Maddison (2-24) and Kenny Pollard (2-57).
When St Cuthbert’s batted, they found runs hard to come by.
Openers Maddison and skipper Alan Kelly made 65 before Kelly perished for 29 in the 20th over.
With such a large total to chase, St Cuthbert’s tried to bat out their allotted overs, which, to their credit, they did. Maddison top-scored with 38.
Spinner Tom Woodburn (2-12) was pick of the bowlers.
A special mention to 11-year-old Bradley Spiers who kept wicket for Bamburgh on his debut.
The match was sponsored by Adderstone Services.