Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Atkinson Leads the Way as Synners Get First Win

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Atkinson Leads the Way as Synners Get First Win

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BILLINGHAM Synthonia recorded their first win of the season, as they entertained Seaton Carew.

The Synners were put in and were in trouble at 55-6, but Chris Atkinson, with 63 not out, and Thomas Harper, 37, put on 98 runs for the seventh wicket. They eventually made 168-7, with Jack Turnbull the pick of the bowling, returning 3-19.

Seaton themselves lost early wickets, but skipper Neil Whitworth scored 43 in defiance. However, Elliott Wing with an excellent 5-9, bowled out the tail to see his side to victory by 73 runs, as the visitors were all out for just 95.

Marske journeyed to Great Ayton and the Seasiders were invited to bat first. Ayton's new professional Ishwar Pandey (4-35) struck twice early on, as the visitors struggled to 77-4. Skipper Jonathon Pickard then made 41 and they got themselves up to 188-7, in amongst the showers of rain.

Ayton then started well, with openers Chris Batchelor (31) and Samuel Moylan (36), putting on 62 for the first wicket.

However, in stepped Michael Brokensha with 5-29 and Ryan Gibson 3-24 to bowl them out for just 116, to win the game by 72 runs.

Marton built a solid foundation, when they were asked to bat first at Middlesbrough. Opener Lee Hodgson with 86 from 110 balls, which included nine fours and a six and Tom Urwin (41), put on 101 runs for the second wicket. Aamer Sajjad then scored 54no and he put on 81 with Owen Kelly 28no for the fifth wicket, in a final total of 242-3.

Boro started well, as Jack Newby (35), John Watson (42) and Nick Kwant (34), gave them hope, but Alex Wardell with 3-42 and an excellent return of 5-36 from Faizan Hussain, saw the visitors win by 78 runs and record their third win of the season, to go second.

Barnard Castle struggled at first against Stokesley, as Chris Sawyer took two early wickets, including the professional Hashan Dumindu, who he trapped LBW first ball, but skipper James Quinn made (42) and Pat Roberts (41) steadied the ship a bit, putting on 57 for the fifth wicket, in a final total of 179 all out, with Andrew Weighell claiming 5-44. …

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