Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gohery the Star with Bat and Ball in Win; NORTHUMBERLAND AND TYNESIDE CRICKET LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gohery the Star with Bat and Ball in Win; NORTHUMBERLAND AND TYNESIDE CRICKET LEAGUE

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LEADERS Lanchester romped to a 201-run victory away at Stocksfield, keeping their slim lead at the top of Division One intact.

The visitors decided to bat first and watched opener Dan Nicotra and Kieran Gohery share a 103-run second-wicket partnership before the opener fell on 68 from 67 balls.

Gohery scored 71 while Marc Ramshaw added 41 as Lanchester posted a total of 251-8. In reply only two home batsmen reached double figures, as Gohery finished with 6-12 while Kieron Taylor took 3-26, as Stocksfield were skittled out for a paltry 50.

A 99-run sixth-wicket partnership helped Swalwell recover to beat Lintz at home and stay in close second. The hosts opted to bat first and slumped to 42-5. However, Andrew Smith hit a defiant 62 with Paul Dumighan falling next on 47, before the hosts were bowled out in the last over for 173.

Lintz lost wickets regularly during their reply as Chris Younger claimed 4-24 and Nick Phillips 4-31 combined to bowl out their visitors for only 87, sealing an 86-run success.

Morpeth trail the leaders by only 13 points, after securing a 78-run win at Annfield Plain. Paul Johnston scored 97 before being run out while John Windows smashed 65 as Morpeth totalled 291-6.

Replying, Rea Mokgoro (54) shared in a second-wicket stand of 113, while opener Sam Stephensonfinished on 117 not out. Only one other batsman made double figures as the hosts ended on 213-9. A brilliant century by opener Paul Straker saw Alnmouth & Lesbury win at Consett by 142 runs. Straker hit 18 fours and three sixes, scoring 134 as the visitors finished on 264-7. Dushan Hemantha ended up with 6-16 as the hosts managed just 122 in reply.

Tynedale won a nail-biter away against Newcastle City by a narrow six-run margin to stay in the chasing pack. Tynedale were in trouble, struggling on 47-6 but recovered to finish all out for 142. Zohaib Khan took 6-25. …

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