Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Let's Start Well This Time Round

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Let's Start Well This Time Round

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Byline: By James Hunter

Benwell & Walbottle entertain Morpeth tomorrow looking to get off the mark with their first victory of the season.

Last season Benwell went five games without a win at the start of the season, which left them playing catch-up right from the off.

They escaped relegation on the last day and will be hoping for an improvement this time round.

Benwell's season started with a four-wicket defeat against Annfield Plain last weekend, and they take on newly-promoted Morpeth looking for a win at the second attempt.

Morpeth also lost their first game of the season, going down by 75 runs against reigning NTSL champions Tynedale.

Ashington also had a nightmare start to last season, winning their first game but then going without a win until mid-July ( a run which lasted 11 games.

They lost to Swalwell in the opening game of this season but tomorrow's game against newly-promoted Percy Main, who lost their first game in Division A1 against Swalwell, gives them a chance to kick-start their campaign. …

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