Percy Main lose by one wicket at Consett

After three successive victories which propelled Percy Main to third in the league, the Villagers travelled to Consett on Saturday looking to make it four in a row.

On a good looking deck, skipper Stewart lost the toss and was inserted into bat.

Main made a decent start with Dave Anderson beginning to show some form with the bat, however, once he was dismissed for 16, Mitch Reid quickly followed for one and Phillips for seven, meaning Stewart and Phil Cramman had to embark upon a repair job.

They took the score up towards 90 before Stewart was dismissed for 43 when looking well set.

Stanistreet and Boyd did not last long but Prested added a valuable 22 not out alongside Cramman with a solid 30. This allowed Main to post 166, which looked 30 or so short of a decent target.

In reply they made a dream start, reducing Consett to 30-4 including the key wicket of Mansour, who had posted a big hundred the week prior.

However, Consett dug in and managed to get close towards the Percy Main total.

With victory looking certain, the game twisted again as three quick wickets in the space of four runs meant Consett needed two runs with one wicket remaining.

However, they managed to get over the line to frustrate Percy Main.

Stewart and Mark Quinn each took three wickets with Andrew Green taking two.

In the second team return game against Consett, the visitors opted to bat and reached 45-1 before Steve Patterson ripped through them taking 5-77 to help dismiss Consett for 98.

Craig Hall took three wickets too.

Phil Warwick and Paddy Rathbone made easy work of knocking the runs off to win by nine wickets. Warwick making an unbeaten and stylish 55 not out to keep the Villagers top of the league.