Rain stops play at cricket
In distinct contrast to the sunshine and excitement at Lords on Sunday, all the Tynemouth games on Saturday were halted by persistent rain.
The first team won the toss away at Felling and elected to bat. Andrew Smith played well for his 46 not out, including some lovely clips of his legs for boundaries of which he hit seven.
After the early loss of Nick Armstrong for 3, Mike Jones made 14 before being the second catch of the day and Matt Brown was third out, lbw for 2 before Josh Koen restored stability with 16 not out including two magnificent boundary strikes.
Play ended with the Tynemouth score on 89-3. For the hosts, Dale Shaw took 2-15 off 5.5 overs. Tynemouth remain second in the table, 17 points behind South Northumberland.
On Saturday (July 20) the 1sts are home to Hetton Lyons.
The second team fixture at home to Washington made no significant progress before the rain and the 2nds are still third in their table.
However, the third team managed 25 overs with visitors, and close rivals at the top of the division, Lanchester electing to field.
Skipper Chris Grieveson showed the way to score on a difficult batting strip by hitting 36 before giving a catch. His fellow opener Dave Hull-Denholm made 16 and was also caught.
After losing the in-form Dan Thorburn for only three, Adam Williams stepped up with 20 not out to at least secure a batting point on 83-3 before the rain intervened. The Lanchester bowlers shared the wickets and both teams took nine points from the game.