Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Saltburn Keep the Pressure On

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Saltburn Keep the Pressure On

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Byline: By Andrew Wilkinson

Saltburn won for the fourth time this season to reduce Northallerton's lead at the top of the Darlington Building Society NYSD table to four points.

While the leaders were drawing at Hartlepool, Saltburn were nine-wicket winners in inflicting a second defeat of the season on Richmondshire.

The bowling of John Windows, who snapped up five wickets, was the key to dismissing Richmond for just 160.

Saltburn openers Phil Ramage and Tony Bell each scored half-centuries, Ramage being unbeaten on 67.

Northallerton stay top by picking up 14 points in having the better of a draw at Hartlepool.

Doug Mulholland hit three sixes in his 74 as Northallerton made 195-9, Andy Carter claiming four wickets.

Jon Barnes then took five wickets as Hartlepool struggled to avoid defeat, John Cannon scoring a half-century.

Redcar are on the up, moving into third place after halting Marske's revival with a 37-run win.

Redcar professional Sulieman Benn was the difference, top-scoring with 35, before taking four wickets. Shaun McGarry chipped in with three as Marske were bowled out for 136.

Marske professional Rob Nicol took three wickets, while Ryan Lazenby scored 45, but it wasn't enough.

Steve Chapman made his former club Bishop Auckland suffer as Darlington won by five wickets. He scored an unbeaten 88, after taking three wickets.

Guisborough moved into fifth place after proving too strong for bottom side Great Ayton.

Imran Jan took three wickets, then scored an unbeaten half-century as Guisborough won by eight wickets.

Middlesbrough picked up their second win of the campaign, seeing off Darlington RA by five wickets.

Jack Conway took three wickets for Boro, while Darren Birkett hit two sixes in his unbeaten 73.

Two players shone for Normanby Hall in their win over Blackhall, Mohammed Zahid taking seven wickets, before Neil Pearson made 81 in a four-wicket win. …

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