Kleynhans rescues Monkseaton with 80

On Saturday Monkseaton entertained Bomarsund when skipper Cameron Butler won the toss and elected to bat.

The home side’s top order struggled and at one stage they were 30-3 and then 50-5.

The innings was rescued by a great stand between Matty Kleynhans and Chris Telfer.

Kleynhans scored a marvellous 80 while Telfer added 12, batting tenaciously in propping up one end while his partner scored the runs.

Monkseaton were finally all out for 171.

The bowlers soon went to work sharing the wickets around, with Ian Mcdine taking two, John Hewett two, Kleynhans three and Chris Coulson and Owen Rankin one apiece.

There was also a fine run out from skipper Cameron Butler who, though only scored five in this game, had recorded two 50s in the previous two matches.

Bomarsund were all out for 98, giving Monkseaton a hard fought victory.

The second team travelled to play Bomarsund seconds and skipper Eric Thompson won the toss and decided to bat.

Monkseaton scored 158-9, although it should have been more but every time a partnership developed a wicket went down.

Top scorer was Gary Benns with 33 before running himself out, the only other useful contributions were from Andy Simms (26) and Richard Parkinson (26). Unfortunately the Monkseaton bowlers were no match for the Bomarsund batsmen, only taking two wickets as they knocked the runs off in 25 overs.

The thirds played Blue Flames seconds and were bowled out for 63, top scorer was skipper Nigel Green with 21.

Blue Flames knocked off the runs for the loss of two wickets, both taken by Tommy Baptist.