Wins for all three Tynemouth teams

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Tynemouth CC First Team hosted Gateshead Fell and enjoyed a massive 169 run victory.

Batting first, the top five men all scored runs.

Skipper Ben Debnam (28) and Nick Armstrong (41) gave the innings a good start putting on 72 before Debnam was caught.

Marcus Turner notched up 50 after a slow start and new man Andrew Ireland impressed with 56 as he and Ruhan Pretorious put on 91 runs for the fourth wicket.

The total of 260-4 declared at 55 overs was always going to prove too much for the Fell.

The Fell stumbled to 25-4 and never picked themselves up with strike man David Hymers taking 5-14 off a mean 10 overs. Finn Lonnberg, Andrew Ireland and Graeme Hallam each claimed a wicket with Andrew Smith taking 2-2 in a conclusive three overs spell.

Fell were dismissed for only 91 in the 36th over.

The Second Team travelled to Sacriston and batted first with skipper Andrew Lineham leading the way scoring 73.

However the subdued Tynemouth innings, which was in deep trouble at 17-5, raised only a total of 141 all out at the hands of Callum Appleby who took 5-23.

In Sacriston’s reply, Tynemouth struck back well to dismiss their host for only 131 to record a narrow 10 runs victory.

Wickets were spread amongst the bowlers, Russell Perry 3-27, Ryan Macciocchi 3-19, Josh Koen 2-26 and Tony Lion 2-28.

The Third Team visited local rivals Whitley Bay in the Northumberland League. The pitch was understandably soft and so, on winning the toss, skipper Richie Hay invited the hosts to bat first.

Immediately, Tynemouth had their tails up with the strike pair of Ed Snelders and Hay causing all sorts of problems. Snelders claimed a superb 5-25 off 13 overs and Hay 2-27 off 11.

Bay slumped to 26-6 but managed to recover to 79 all out in 32 overs.

Tynemouth were aware of the dangers, batting second with a low target score, but made hard work of the task.

Carl Salvidge held his nerve and batted through while others struggled. Tynemouth moved on from 15-3 to 31-4 and at the 20 overs mark were 61-7.

Snelders, batting at No.9, proved to be the hero as he held on while Salvidge notched up 50 to win the game for Tynemouth by just two wickets in the 26th over.