Tynemouth Cricket Club’s first team hosted South Shields on Saturday in the NE Premier League and were asked to field first.
The visitors were dismissed for only 130 but Tynemouth in reply could then only manage a paltry 92.
This was quite a contrast to their big score the previous Saturday.
By coincidence, Tynemouth then hosted South Shields on Sunday in the quarter-final of the Premier League Salver.
This time they batted first and amassed 245-9 in their 45 overs; a greatly improved performance.
South Shields were then promptly dismissed for 145 to give Tynemouth prompt revenge for the league defeat.
The second team travelled to Sacriston and fielded first.
A first wicket stand of 72 was broken when veteran Tony Lion had Nathan Hall caught for 26 at the wicket by fellow stalwart David Hayward.
Shah Mohsin Alam continued on to 44 and was another of Lion’s four victims, 4-45 off 15 overs, when caught by Sean Longstaff.
Longstaff got further in on the act, also taking 2-51 off 11 overs.
Sacristan posted 204-9 declared off 49.4 overs.
The Tynemouth reply was a big improvement on previous weeks with opener Graham Hallam scoring 78 including eight fours and two sixes.
He was supported mainly by young Matty Longstaff batting at five with a cool 40 including seven fours and a six.
Hallam was the fourth wicket down with the score on 139.
Sean Longstaff then posted 53 not out with eight fours and two sixes to win the game in the 41st over by three wickets with Richie Hay on eight not out having hit two quick boundaries to seal the victory.
The third team hosted Monkseaton with skipper Ed Snelders winning the toss and electing to field.
Openers renegade Chris Beever, still wearing his Tynemouth shirt, and Richard Anderson put on a dogged 65 for the first wicket.
This was against the tight bowling of Snelders and, in particular, Neil Bennett.
Bennett bowled a ten-over spell for only 15 runs and had the bad fortune to see five reasonable chances put down.
The change bowling of Tom Stoezel and Don Catley kept up the pressure and in the 22nd over Catley made the breakthrough when trapping Anderson, still only on nine scored.
Matt Kleyhans then joined the more adventurous Beever and the pair took the total quickly to 109 in the 30th over when Catley struck again to dismiss Kleynhans for 24 thanks to a fine catch by James Yeomans.
Beever (63) fell to a comfortable catch at third slip by Steve Mitchinson off Catley and Tynemouth had their tails up.
There was a late show from Barry Cliffe with 30 at the expense of Bennett, now 12-2-34-0, and another ex-Tynemouth renegade Scotty Graham 14 not out, but Catley completed his five wickets haul with 13-1-51-5 and there were wickets for Snelders 10.1-0-44-1, Ricky Handa, completing the final over for the injured Snelders and Yeomans, who bowled eight good overs for 29.
The Monkseaton total of 205-8 off 50 overs gave Tynemouth a chance.
Tynemouth lost Stoezel for four, bowled by Graham, but main hope Carl Salvidge and Lee Reed, in at number three, moved the score on to 31 when Reed was caught in the deep after two boundaries.
Next in was Handa who made a valuable 17 to see the score on a reasonable 67-3.
Simon Ward joined the runs party but sadly for Tynemouth Salvidge was bowled by Kleynhans for 28 and Monkseaton were correct in claiming victory at this stage.
Ward soon ran out of partners on 41, amassed mainly against the unusually wayward bowling of Beever, 30-1 off seven overs, and Tynemouth fell short by 74 runs.
Kleynhans did most of the damage with 4-26 off five overs and four of the final five wickets to fall were lbws.
Thursday, July 2: Midweek v Eaga OB (home) 6pm, NEMWCL division 4.
Saturday, July 4: 1sts v Hetton Lyons (home) 11.30am, NEPL Premier Division; 2nds v Hetton Lyons (away) 1pm, NEPL Division 2.
Sunday, July 5: 2nds v Newcastle (home) 1.30pm, Banks Bowl; 3rds v South Shields (away) 1.30pm, NEPL Sunday Division 1; U13s v Ashington (home) 10am, NJL; U11s Tammys v Percy Main (home) 10am, NJL; U11s Montys v South North (home) 10am, NJL.
Monday, July 6: U15s v Percy Main (away) 6pm, NJL; Northumberland U13s v Cleveland U13s, @TCC, 11am.
Tuesday, July 7: Midweek v Merz and Mclellan (away) Backworth, 6pm, NEMWCL Division 4.
Wednesday, July 8: 1sts v Ponteland (home) 6pm, Charity Bowl Semi-Final.