Morse leads Tynemouth to four-wicket win

Tynemouth Cricket Club’s First Team visited Ashbrooke to take on Sunderland and came away with a four wicket win.

Sunderland elected to bat and made 238-8dec after 60 overs thanks in part to opener Mark Dale (60), Greg Applegarth (36) and Tom Stilbeck (60).

The hero for Tynemouth was the unflappable Phil Morse who took 6-61 off 20 overs. Young Oli McGee contributed well with 2-62.

The Tynemouth reply saw early losses of skipper Ben Debnam for ten and Nick Armstrong for seven but Marcus Turner (23) and Richie Straughan (58) moved the score on steadily to 51 before Turner was out, closely followed by Ruhan Pretorious for a rare duck.

However, Matt Brown joined Straughan and the pair took the score on to 171 for the fifth wicket when Straughan was caught. Brown fell to a caught and bowled off Applegarth at 205-6 but, with batting strength in depth, Andrew Smith 19 not out and Phil Morse 26 not out saw Tynemouth home in the 56th over.

The Second Team hosted Sunderland at Preston Avenue and elected to bat first. After losing James Stanistreet for four, Carl Salvidge was joined by Jamie Coates and the pair took the score to 47 before Salvidge was out caught for 32.

After further cheap wickets, Andrew Lineham continued his comeback with 57 and Chris Beever notched up 18 whilst Coates finished 51 not out when Tynemouth declared after 47 overs on 226-9.

At 133-6 in reply, Tynemouth were sensing victory. However, a long stand by Chris Brown and Simon Brown took the score on to 191 for the seventh wicket.

Three late wickets were not enough and Tynemouth had to settle for a winning draw with Sunderland Seconds on 199-9. Chris Beever took 4-43.

The Third Team hosted Hebburn on Sunday in the Northumberland League. Skipper Russell Perry confidently elected to bat but progress was slow and they were all out for 101.

The Hebburn reply was confident and they won by seven wickets in only the 23rd over.

Tynemouth U11s were on the road as they took on Morpeth Thunder in the County Cup.

The youngsters made 52 to finish on 252, with captain Sam Byerley top scoring with 14 and Tom Hamilton adding 12.

In reply, they restricted Morpeth to 36 for a total of 236 to win by 16 runs. Byerley led with the ball as well, taking two wickets while Hamilton and Joe Snowdon took one wicket each.

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