Narrow win for Tynemouth lifts them up the table

Tynemouth CC’s First Team hosted Stockton in the league and made 201 all out after being asked to bat first.

After losing skipper Ben Debnam for four, opening partner Nick Armstrong made 31.

The returning Richie Straughan made eight but then a good stand by Matty Brown (33) and Ruhan Pretorious (56) moved the score on. Phil Morse hit 30 off only 40 balls to give Tynemouth hope of another much needed win.

In reply, Pretorious struck immediately to remove Tom Coulthard for a duck but then six of the Stockton batsmen made their mark on the game to take visitors close to the win.

However, they were all out in the 61st over for 196 giving Tynemouth a narrow win by just five runs. Pretorious and Morse each claimed three wickets, David Hymers two and there were wickets for Graeme Hallam and Ryan Macciocchi.

The win lifts Tynemouth up to ninth in the table.

The Second Team travelled down the A19 to Stockton and also batted first. Carl Salvidge and James Stanistreet put on 77 for the first wicket when the latter was caught for 26 off Farooq Din.

Andrew Davison came in at number three and was in good form, making 54 after losing Salvidge for 47, then Andrew Lineham for 25. Chris Fairley also contributed well with 20 in a reasonable total of 194 all out in the 47th over.

Stockton Seconds batted well and won by six wickets in the 49th over. Skipper Chris Beever bowled his full spell with 2-52 and there were wickets for the opening strike pair of Finn Lonnberg and Owen Hollins.

The Third Team visited Stobswood. Experienced pair Tony Lion and David Hayward put on 59 for the first wicket when Hayward was adjudged caught behind for 32.

Simon Ward (14) and Russell Perry (25) helped take the score to 151. Lion batted almost to the end when he was stumped for 107 as the visitors finished on 221-9.

In reply, the Stobswood opening pair put on 116 before Don Catley caught K Watson off the bowling of Lion for 32. Catley then removed the other opener I Watson for 48.

Wickets then fell regularly as Catley finished with figures of 5-40 before the umpire timed out the game with Stobswood on 206-8, leaving Tynemouth to pick up nine points in the draw.