Armstrong’s innings not enough for Tynemouth

Tynemouth Cricket Club’s First team hosted Blaydon but found themselves on the wrong-end of a six wicket loss.

The star of the batting line up was opener Nick Armstrong with 88 from 135 balls.

He was supported by Marcus Turner (16) after the early loss of skipper Debnam for two.

Club chairman Graeme Hallam made 33 while Tahir Khan was run out without scoring in a total of 167 all out.

Blaydon’s openers made no mistake, with Paul Underwood (36) and Mark Drake (63) putting on exactly 100 for the first wicket. Ken McClure hit a quick 45 not out.

Pick of the Tynemouth bowlers, although expensive, was the maturing Ryan Macchiocchi with 3-44. Blaydon won by six wickets, taking 30 points to Tynemouth’s 4.

The Second Team’s fixture at Blaydon was cut short by the weather. Blaydon posted 193-9 off 55 overs with Russell Perry taking 2-41, Richie Hay 1-42 and Tony Lion 3-47 as the main attacking force. Most pleasing was the bowling of young Aidan Wilson who claimed 2-18.

Tynemouth did not get to commence their innings but were awarded 9 points to Blaydon’s 7.

The Third Team hosted Civil Service in the Northumberland League on the new second square.

Dan Storey lost the toss and Tynemouth took to the virgin field. With the second ball of the first over Storey demolished the stumps and his two early wickets in an eight over spell gave below strength Tynemouth hope.

Civils were batting with abandon and two run outs helped the Tynemouth cause. Civils were dismissed for 134 and stand in keeper Mike McIntyre was thanked for facing up to a difficult time behind the stumps.

Storey and Carr also opened the batting. Storey was bowled for only 2 but Carr took delight in hitting his captor Tony Davison with a haul of 3 sixes and 3 fours in a commanding score of 44 before being caught on the boundary.

The rest of the bats did not contribute with only Dave Mahan getting 4, A Williams 2 not out and Catley 1. Despite their low score Civils won by 75 runs with Tynemouth dismissed for a paltry 59.