Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Derby Match Crucial to Get Back on Track

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Derby Match Crucial to Get Back on Track

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Byline: By Malcolm Pratt

Captain John Tindale is pleased that Burnmoor are still the pacemakers following the poor weather in recent weeks.

"For three successive Saturdays I have had to keep an eye out for rain, and it is always worrying when you are challenging for the title.

You never know whether your game will be washed out and your rivals play, so I suppose we have been fortunate," said Tindale whose team goes into tomorrow's derby match at Eppleton six points ahead of Boldon.

"Three weeks ago, we only just beat the weather to secure maximum points from Durham City, but the last two Saturdays have been very frustrating.

"There is nothing we can do about it but everybody is just hoping that the sun will soon shine again."

Burnmoor make one definite change with the returning Neil Young taking over from Graham Stoker, but ace medium pacer Ian Conn, who has played all his cricket at the club with the exception of a short spell with Ashington, is doubtful.

Eppleton, disappointed at losing the former Durham County batsman Jimmy Daley who is now unable to travel from his London home because of work commitments, will be more confident following their splendid victory against Boldon in the Just Sport Trophy on Wednesday night when Sean Birbeck and Neil McKinney were in tremendous form. …

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