Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Defeat at Lanchester Plain-Ly a Big Setback; GO NORTH EAST NTSL UNDER-15 DIVISION

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Defeat at Lanchester Plain-Ly a Big Setback; GO NORTH EAST NTSL UNDER-15 DIVISION

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BLAYDON'S victory over Greenside took them three points clear at the top of the table after close rivals Annfield Plain were well beaten by Lanchester.

In an effort to beat the possibility of rain ruining the night, the game at Annfield Plain was reduced to 15 overs per side.

The home team was made to work hard for their runs by an effective Lanchester attack.

Adam Khan (20 in 32 balls) and Owen Shield (20 not out from 43 balls) shared in an opening partnership worth 46.

However, their progress was halted by an outstanding three-over spell from Chris Tully, the youngster claiming three wickets for four runs.

After that burst, Plain were effectively pinned down to 65-3. The run chase did not take too long, Lanchester home and hosed within nine overs for the loss of just a wicket.

Opener David Selby provided the early impetus with 15 from 13 balls and the finishing touches were added by Tully.

He rounded off an excellent performance with three fours and a six in his unbeaten 33 from just 27 balls. …

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