Tynemouth only need 12 overs to wrap up convincing 10-wicket win

Tynemouth had an easy victory over visitors South Shields at Preston Avenue on Saturday.

Shields elected to bat and rued their decision after strike bowlers Ruhan Pretorious and David Hymers each took three wickets to leave them 33-6.

Phil Morse cleaned up with three more wickets and young Ollie McGee picked up one as Shields were dismissed for a paltry 52 off 33.1 grinding overs.

To his credit, number ten bat Andrew Elliott made ten not out, beaten only by number four batsman James Hill with 13.

Tynemouth’s reply was clinical with skipper Ben Debnam hitting 35 and Nick Armstrong 17 to see Tynemouth home by ten wickets in only the 12th over.

Tynemouth are a comfortable eighth in the table.

Elsewhere, the second team lost to their hosts in their matching fixture.

Tynemouth batted first and made 117 all out with Andrew Lineham back to form, hitting 57. Nicol did the damage with 4-33.

South Shields were comfortable winners by four wickets with 50 not out from Bradley Skinner.

The third team travelled the short distance to Heaton Medicals to play GEM. The hosts moved on to 98 off 20 overs when the game changed.

The bowling of Tony Lion (3-30) and Josh Koen (3-47) tied the batting down and wickets began to fall.

However, Mustajab Hussain (31) and Mohsin Khan (36 not out) re-energised the innings as GEM finished on 217-9.

Tynemouth’s reply stuttered with Lion falling for six with the score on 13.

Wickets then began to fall regularly Chris Fairley (21), Ben Newman (11), Koen (0), Haywood (0), Lee Reed (11) as Amir Mukhtar ripped through the line-up taking 6-15.

Tynemouth were eventually all out for 106. They took five points from the game but are in relegation trouble as Civil Service easily bottom placed Old Record Players.