Tynemouth’s batting disappoints against South Northumberland

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Tynemouth CC firsts hosted South Northumberland and after electing to field first got off to a dream start.

The strike pair of David Hymers and Andrew Ireland stunned the visitors who were reduced to 4-3 and then 29-4 after Ireland struck again.

However, skipper John Graham (94) and Adam Cragg (66) put on 141 for the fifth wicket and the innings was more than recovered.

South North posted 198-8 off 60 overs and so set a tired Tynemouth fielding side a decent batting task. Hymers recorded 3-41 off 20 overs and Ireland 3-37 off 11.

Tynemouth’s reply also stumbled with openers skipper Debnam and Marcus Turner both out with only eight on the board.

The only other highlight of the brief innings was 38 from in-form Smith and some late resistance from the pairing of Phil Morse (11) and Jamie Coates (12) in the disappointing paltry total of 86 all out.

The damage was done by Jonathan Wightman taking 6-27.

On Friday night Tynemouth had a resounding 20/20 victory at home to South Northumberland. The visitors elected to bat and made only 79-8 thanks to a tight Tynemouth fielding performance.

Tynemouth batted well with 32 not out from Nick Armstrong and 35 from Ruhan Pretorious making light of the target in only 15.2 overs for the loss of only three wickets.

The second team travelled to Gosforth in the reverse Saturday fixture and were asked to field first.

The hosts made 184 all out with the Tynemouth highlight being a hat-trick from Finn Lonnberg as he finished with figures of 4-32. Backbone of the South North innings was 81 from David Edwards.

The Tynemouth reply was a disappointment. The first two wickets raised 71 runs. Opener Ben McGee was the third wicket to fall with the score on 80 after he made 33.

Wickets then tumbled like dominoes and the were all out for 107, aided by 26 extras.

A strong under-11s team travelled to Bates Cottages in Seaton Delaval to play a fixture that had been re-arranged from the previous week.

With deductions for wickets the hosts posted a total of 205 (+5).

In reply, Tynemouth finished on top with 275 and did not lose a wicket but were helped by 33 extras. Top scorer with the bat was Joe Snowdon with 21.