Alnmouth & Lesbury U11 (255) v Percy Main U11 (232)
Unbeaten Percy Main were the opposition for Alnmouth’s youngsters on Sunday.
Choosing to bat first and having got off to a steady start, Percy Main were regularly pegged back by the loss of wickets (teams start with 200 runs and lose six runs for every wicket lost).
After eight overs, they were 231 but the loss of four wickets in the remaining overs resulted in a final score of 232.
The pick of the bowlers were Ewan Thorpe who finished, with 3 for 7, Thorsten Robinson, 2 for 6, and Ben Lawton, with 1 for 3 from their three overs.
Alnmouth got off to a good reply when George Cockayne and William Brunger added 22 for the first pair, Cockayne’s individual score being 16.
In the middle order, Dan Osborne hit a useful 13 before the final pair of Thorpe and Robinson cemented victory with a final partnership of 19.
Thorpe rounding off a good all round performance with 16 runs.
Alnmouth & Lesbury U13 (56-3) v Benwell Hill U13 (52all out)
Benwell Hill were the visitors to Alnmouth this Sunday.
Batting first, the visitors made a confident start, with Max Williamson and Luke Mussett putting on 30 for the first wicket in just five overs.
Once Williamson was well caught-and-bowled by Joe Tudor, the Alnmouth bowling and fielding stepped up a gear.
Benwell Hill looked to be heading for a reasonable score at 45 for 1 after 10 overs, but a dramatic collapse then took place. In the remaining 9.5 overs, they lost nine wickets for just seven runs.
The leading wicket-taker was Tudor with 3-17, and the others included Lukas Robinson (two), Cameron Thorpe (two), Olly Tulip and Ben Kelly.
The Alnmouth reply saw the early loss of Tulip but they reached their target confidently with more than eight overs to spare, the winning runs coming from two consecutive boundaries from Rory Davidson. Archie Elder finished with a well-played 18 not out as the home team ran out winners by seven wickets.
This proved to be one of the easier victories for the U13s this season, but tougher challenges lie ahead in the coming weeks.