Maximum points haul for Tynemouth

Tynemouth secured maximum points in their Premier League fixture at home to old rivals Benwell Hill.

After being asked to field first, Tynemouth dismissed the Hill for only 152 in a dogged 63 overs with P Halliday resisting for seemingly a duration and scoring 51.

Tahir Khan was the main strike man for the Preston Avenue squad taking 4-36.

In reply Tynemouth achieved their first win of the season in the 40th over by 7 wickets with Marcus Turner hitting an undefeated 56.

In sharp contrast to the First team, the Seconds travelled up to the Hill and, having been set a comparable target, were dismissed for only 100.

Again the hosts decided to bat first and were probably disappointed to record only 170 all out. However, this proved more than enough to defeat the travelling Seconds.

The Third Team had the pleasure of an away fixture in the Northumberland League at Blagdon Park and relished the hope of a first win of their rain disrupted season.

Skipper Ed Snelders lost the toss but was pleased to bowl first. However, Blagdon’s young batsmen performed well after M Laybourne was bowled by Snelders for 10.

J Whittaker (84) and D Johnson (61) put on 135 for the second wicket as the blustery conditions failed to put wind in the sails of Tynemouth’s ship.

Eventually Adam Williams dismissed Whittaker, caught by the alert Finn Hodgson behind the stumps.

Blagdon were delighted with 268-4 off the allotted 50 overs but at least Tynemouth got their second bowling point.

Tynemouth’s reply saw Lee Reed clean bowled first ball by Jamie Case. Fellow opener Storey became Tynemouth’s main home when he hit an aggressive 60 with his time and partners running out.

Only Mahan, run out for 13, and a really sensible 19 from Williams showed further resistance as Tynemouth were dismissed for 121 in the 33rd over.