Tynemouth’s bid to move up league hit by weather

TYNEMOUTH’s first and second teams fixtures with Hetton Lyons were washed out on Saturday.

Their league positions are unchanged, with lying fourth bottom in their leagues.

On Friday in the Premier League’s Co-op Funeral care Twenty20 competition, Tynemouth batted first against hosts Newcastle and made 139-9. But Newcastle won by six wickets with R Shah scoring a decisive 49.

During the week the third teams were in action and progressed in two cups.

Tynemouth’s Saturday third team progressed to the final of the Jo Loring Cup with victory over Hebburn.

Skipper Richie Hay won the toss and inserted the visitors.

Hebburn were all out for 90 with James Carr taking 4-28 off five overs. Catley took 1-34; Hay 2-15 and Max Robertson 3-10.

The Tynemouth reply started well but Nick Brown was caught in the gully for ten.

Vince Howe batted sensibly to 26 before he was bowled, but number three Fairley ensured the victory with a characteristic 35 not out.

The late arrival at the crease by Derek Whiteman with seven not out saw him hit the winning shot in the 19th over.

The final against St Georges Rovers is expected to be on Sunday, July 24.

The Thursday third team performed well in the Ian Appleby Cup at Backworth.

Backworth were restricted to 109-9 off 20 overs with Catley taking 4-11 off his five overs.

Tynemouth opener Chad Koen started in style, with 13 off the first over before he was bowled for 26 with the score at 76-2.

Stenhouse, at number six, hit 23 not out, almost catching up the more patient Fairley who had moved to 34 not out.

Tynemouth won by six wickets in the 18th over.

Meanwhile Tynemouth Under-11s scored 294 (+94) against South North Greens’ 208 (+8)

Following their comprehensive victory over Ashington last week, Tynemouth played host to South North Greens with eight-year-old Jessica Brown stepping in to play when the team were a man down.

South North batted first and were soon under pressure from the opening pace duo of Matty Longstaff and Jamie Wills, with the latter taking three wickets.

Further strong bowling from Tynemouth saw South North end the innings with just +8 runs.

In reply, Lewis Cass and Jamie Wills put on an opening partnership of 32, with Cass hitting four boundaries.

Ethan Brown batted with younger sister Jessica, who showed maturity beyond her years to guard her wicket and would have equalled the score of her brother had he not hit a six off the last ball of their partnership.

Matty Longstaff and Owen Gourley were the last pair in, playing to enjoy themselves, with Longstaff hitting 26 while Gourley hit a six off the last ball of the match.