Tunstall sees the second team past club’s third XI

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ON Saturday Monkseaton first team had a free week while the seconds entertained the thirds at Churchill.

Skipper Eric Thompson won the toss for the second team and elected to field

And the bowlers once again performed admirably as they dismissed the thirds for 73.

Gary Errington took 2-9, John Hewett 3-14, Barry Cliffe 2-18, John Bishop 2-18 and Andy Simms 1-6.

But the second team innings did not start to well.

Bob Zanetti tried to pull a short ball and James Ramshaw came charging in from mid-wicket to dive full length and catch the ball inches from the ground.

Once again Mark Tunstall came to the rescue with a patient 43 not out to see the second team to the win.

Pick of the bowlers for the thirds was Jordan Murphy with 2-22.

This weekend the firsts play Tynemouth thirds on Sunday in a must win game, the seconds are at home to Hebburn seconds and the thirds travel to play New Hartley seconds.