Tynemouth are no match for Jensen

TYNEMOUTH slipped up at home to South Shields in what was an important fixture.

They were dismissed for only 101 at the hands of Queenslander Matt Jensen who powered his adopted team to only their second win of the campaign.

In two tremendous spells Jensen recorded 8-28.

Tynemouth were soon in difficulties and reduced to 10-3 before skipper Barry Steward gave some respite with 28 in attempting to keep Jensen at bay.

However, when he also lost his stumps to become another Jensen casualty the second phase was under way. The other two wickets fell to Mattie Muchall.

Greg Hollins with 17, Andrew Smith 14 not out and opener Ross Burden 11, were the only other Tynemouth batsmen to reach double figures.

The Shields reply also stumbled and the visitors were reduced to 72-6 before then coasting to victory by four wickets.

David Hymers, Rameez Shahzad and Andrew Smith each claimed two wickets to raise hopes as Ollie Stedman hit 37, but an unbroken seventh wicket stand from Chris Watson (18) and Nathan Watson (13) gave Shields the win.

Meanwhile Tynemouth’s seconds travelled to South Shields and scored an impressive 247-9 with Ian Stewart hitting 68 and Ben Richardson 63 in a stand of 92 for the third wicket.

Dan Candlish notched up 33 and Owen Hollins a late 27, with Finn Lonnberg contributing 19.

The hosts were then dismissed for 172 with the strike pair of Hollins 3-30 and Lonnberg 4-39 doing the damage.

Ollie McGee took two late wickets and Sam Robson one to complete the victory.

Meanwhile the third team lost out in the Twenty20 Jo Loring Cup Final to St Georges Rovers.

Rovers amassed 154-3 and then held Tynemouth to 130-8, with former Tynemouth player Ian Pratt claiming 4-27 and Richie Munro 2-30.

After the early loss of Geoff Simpson for two, a long stand from Vince Howe 33 and Tim Whiting 62 gave Tynemouth hope, but, following the loss of these two, there were minimal further contributions as the game slipped away.

The Thursday third team avenged an earlier season defeat by Percy Main with a convincing victory.

Gary Straughan’s team batted first and scored 124-1 in their 20 overs.

Opener Tim Whiting sportingly walked for a caught behind when he had made 51, supported by Chris Fairley with an unbroken 49.

The Main reply was held to 95-8 with Dan Storey taking 3-18 to tear through the top order.

Tynemouth Under-11s: Tynemouth 309 (+109), Alnwick 199 (-1)

Tynemouth Under-11s made the trip to Alnwick for the penultimate league match of the season with two players making their debuts – Bradley Ord and Noah Fatherley.

Tynemouth were put in to bat with Lewis Cass (16), Ethan Brown (19), Dan McGee (11) and Kieran Aplin (13) making useful scores as captain Matty Longstaff led the way with 32, including two huge sixes in a total score of 309.

In reply, the young bowlers kept Alnwick’s run chase down, thanks to wicket-takers Jamie Wills 2-13, Aplin 1-9, and debutant Ord 3-3.

This weekend the first team are away to South Northumberland, an 11.30am start, while the second team are at home to South Northumberland, a 1pm start.