Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Alnmouth Are Feeling Just Champion!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Alnmouth Are Feeling Just Champion!

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ALNMOUTH and Lesbury are now officially the Premier Division champions.

In truth the title had been virtually secured the previous weekend with the club 90 points clear and just 90 still available.

However, Saturday''s fourwicket win over Stocksfield removed any doubts.

The result hands Alnmouth their first league crown since 2008 and they will ascend into the Wellstream NTSL next season after opting for promotion at the start of the campaign.

They were made to work for the result, however, with 65 from home opener Richard Mannion setting Stocksfield on their way to a creditable 172 all out from 49 overs.

Three wickets from home bowler Emerson Brown gave Alnmouth plenty of food for thought as well as they mounted their response, with none of their powerpacked batting line-up getting beyond 28.

However, they always had enough in the tank as they rattled off the runs inside 41 overs.

Blagdon Park are virtual certainties for second place following their 114-run victory against Blue Flames, 50 from Mick Leybourne helping them post a formidable total of 235-7. …

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