Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Weekend Cricket

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Weekend Cricket

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Northumberland & TYNESIDE CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE League leaders Lanchester were asked to bat first, at home to Tynedale. They made 194-9 thanks to Kieran Gohery, who scored 72 not out, with useful contributions from Marc Ramshaw 33, alongside Callum Barnes who made 33, as Josh Renton claimed 3-40.

The visiting opening partnership of skipper Thomas Cant (75) and Daniel Parker (46), who put on 145 for the first wicket, lay the foundation for the win. Although they then lost quick wickets, Sam Mannion kept his head to score 32, in a final score of 195-8, despite the best efforts of Kieron Taylor who took 4-44.

Alnmouth& Lesbury kept the pressure on the leaders as they welcomed Newcastle City and bowled the visitors out for just 60 runs, with Dushan Hemantha claiming an excellent 5-22 from 9.4 overs. Openers Johnathan Craigs (21no) and Paul Straker (37no), then steered their side to a 10 wicket win, as they finished on 61-0. Swalwell journeyed to Annfield Plain and batted first, scoring 125-7 from their allocated 30 overs. In reply, the home side slumped to 113 all out, as Guy Saxton and then Andrew Smith claimed three wickets each, despite Sam Stephenson scoring 41.

Consett welcomed Lintz and struggled throughout their innings, as Gary Christie claimed 4-21 with the ball and they were all out for just 90 runs, with Dan Pyke top scoring with 18. However, Stuart Graham stole the show, with an excellent 5-11 from 12 overs, to bowl out the visitors for just 59.

Morpeth were at home to Ryton and batted first, scoring 170-5, as openers Adam Lawn made 51 and Paul Johnston 30, while Matthew Senior added 39 not out. Ryton then made 153-7, as Syed Ali made 55 and Christian Barlow 34 not out, but it was not enough.

Stocksfield hosted Percy Main and the visitors took first knock, making 144 all out, with Michael Phillips making 30 runs, as Andrew Wood returned excellent figures of 5-49. …

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