Poor run of form continues for Tynemouth
Tynemouth 1sts suffered another league defeat on Saturday as their bad run continued.
Hosting Chester-Le-Street they elected to field first but their hosts made 236-2 in only 49 overs, based on a superb century not out by opener Jacob McCann. Six Tynemouth bowlers toiled in the quest for wickets.
Despite a good start by Ben Debnam (33) and Nick Armstrong (45) who put on 73 for the first wicket, Tynemouth were then dismissed for 132 with runs restricted in an unsuccessful 58 overs’ survival bid.
The 2nd team travelled to Chester-Le-Street and elected to bat. They made an excellent start with Niall Piper hitting 40 and sharing an opening stand of 96 with Graeme Hallam who went on to score 75. Sam Robson made 34 as Tynemouth posted 203-8 declared after slipping from 154-2.
However, Chester were more than equal to the challenge and won by 6 wickets after an impressive opening knock of 96 not out by Matthew Cranston. Tynemouth are now third in the table.
Percy Main 1sts lost by 100 runs at home to Morpeth 1sts in Division 1 of the NTCL. Matthew Senior was 77 not out as Morpeth put on 233-4, with Percy 133 all out in reply, Michael Phillips on 48.
Whitley Bay 1sts lost by 108 runs away to Benwell & Walbottle 1sts in Division 3. There were two centuries as Nick Tomlinson hit 118 and Graham Davey 104 as Benwell posted 292-4. Whitley were 184 all out in reply with tail-ender Chris Wrigley making a spirited 68 not out.
Monkseaton were left to rue a missed opportunity after they were beaten by Bates Cottages on Saturday.
Mark Tunstall's side got off to a dream start at Churchill Playing fields as they reduced the visitors to 19-6, with opening bowler John Hewett picking up four wickets without conceding a run from his first four overs.
But a huge seventh-wicket partnership between Mark Ashburn (96) and Cai Thompson (43) - who both capitalised on some costly dropped catches - saw Bates post 173-9 from their 40 overs.
Ashburn then continued to torment Monkseaton with the ball, taking 4-10 as the hosts could only limp to 122-9 in reply.