Percy Main crushed by Consett

On a glorious sunny day at St John’s Terrace, Percy Main entertained Consett hoping to avenge their early season defeat in a game they should have won.

Consett entered the game hovering just above the relegation zone after suffering a heavy defeat to fellow struggles Ponteland last week.

Main skipper Mark Armstrong was without talisman Andrew Green, who has a knee injury. Steve Patterson replaced him.

After winning the toss, Armstrong had no hesitation in batting despite the pitch having a tinge of green to it.

But with the wicket having a bit of bounce in it, Main struggled to 24-3 with Barry Stewart, M Reid and Michael Phillips all dismissed cheaply to poor shots.

However, D Anderson and Phil Cramman then rebuilt the innings with the two left handers playing some glorious shots.

However, once again when well set, both were dismissed to leave Main on 95-5.

For once the tail didn’t wag as the hosts were dismissed for a poor 118.

In reply, Kamran Mansour made light off knocking of the required runs with a blistering 71 as he despatched all bowlers round the park.

In short, a disappointing performance by Percy Main who will look to bounce back against Leadgate next week.

The second team travelled to Consett void of several regulars and suffered a heavy defeat too.

Despite having a strong batting line-up, they crumbled to 77 all out.

Consett knocked off the desired runs for the loss of five wickets.

Percy Main seconds retain top spot and still need probably another two wins to secure promotion. They also entertain Leadgate next week.