Seconds beat the weather for Tynemouth’s only win

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Tynemouth First Team’s game at Stockton was abandoned after the first innings.

The visitors elected to bowl and saw Stockton post 215-9 before declaring at the start of the 57th over. Richard Waite top scored with 59.

Ruhan Pretorious took 3-55 while Andrew Smith and Chris Miller each took two wickets. The Tynemouth replay was halted after a single maiden had been bowled.

The Second Team were grateful to groundsman Paul Jackson who ensured the game went ahead on time despite heavy Friday night rain.

They hosted Stockton and dismissed them with an aggressive display of fielding before polishing off the runs before the rain returned.

Stockton were all out for 92 in the 29th over thanks Finn Lonnberg taking 4-34, Dan Storey 1-28, Graeme Hallam 3-11 and Sam Robson 2-7.

Openers Jamie Coates (23) and Hallam established the win in only 13 overs, although the former fell with the score on 78 as Hallam finished 63no.

The Third Team in the Northumberland League hosted Ulgham who won the toss and elected to bat.

Ulgham batted the full 50 overs to make 207-7 with Darren Campbell 79no. Max Robertson took 2-48, Richie Hay claimed 3-31 while youngsters Owen Gourley and James Yeomans each took a wicket.

The Tynemouth response got off to the worst possible start when main hope Carl Salvidge was out for a duck. The bowling of Dave Moore (3-20) took its toll and Tynemouth were dismissed for 91.

Youngster Aidan Wilson opened and impressed with a resistant 17 and a long stay at the crease. Hay hit 16 and Yeomans 18.

The NEPL Third Team travelled to Newcastle and asked to bat first. They posted only 125 all out in 33 overs with opener Matty Longstaff scoring 20, Ben Richardson 29, Ryan Macciocchi 34 and skipper Ricky Handa 20.

It took the hosts until the 39th over to complete their task but they managed it comfortably with 3 wickets to spare. Nick McIntyre claimed 3-23 and Handa took 2-19.

The Northumberland Youth Cricket Trust is offering summer cricket camps at Tynemouth CC on August 7 and 8; August 13 to 15; August 20 to 22 and August 27 and 29.

These are for age groups five to 13 years to play games, learn new skills, improve existing skills and have lots of fun. Also there are opportunities to learn about leadership and what it takes to make a cricket coach for those aged between 11 and 13.

For more information email russell.perry@directlinegroup.co.uk or rebecca.ayton@btinternet.com