Convincing win at local derby

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Stobswood (92 all out) v Ulgham (161 all out) Northumberland Cricket League, Division One

ULGHAM won their first local derby of the season thanks to an excellent bowling performance and good knocks by their openers.

After winning the toss, visiting skipper Alan Hynd decided to bat first and his opening pair of Tait and Plummer make a cautious start against the opening attack of Beverley and Patterson.

The duo then started to punish any loose bowling and brought the 50 up in the 19th over.

Ulgham reached 113 in the 28th over when Tait was adjudged LBW for a fine 53.

Campbell and Plummer added a further 24 when the latter departed for a boundary-laden 66.

With wickets in hand and 17 overs left a big score was looming, but what followed can only be described as a total collapse.

Haygarth went third ball for a duck swiftly followed by Evans for 0, Turnbull for one and Campbell for 12.

Hynd for six, Moore for a first ball duck and Cowe for 0 left the visitors on 159 for 9 with seven overs remaining.

Charlton joined Hall but the pair could not hold out with Hall run out for 11 to leave the Ulgham innings closed on 161 after 44 overs. Ian Watson was the pick of the Stobswood bowling with six wickets for 61.

When the Stobswood innings commenced, the away side got off to a great start with Moore removing Karl Watson second ball for 0 and six runs later Campbell accounted for Ian Watson thanks to a smart catch at short leg by Haygarth for two.

Worse was to follow for the home side as Moore removed Dan Watson for 0 to leave them on 13 for three from five overs.

Wingfield and Patterson took the score to 38 before the latter was snapped up by keeper Hynd off Moore for eight and six runs later Townsley was bowled by Moore as he took his fourth wicket.

Wingfield was next to go with the score on 56, again caught behind by Hynd off Campbell for 25.

With Campbell and Moore bowling unchanged for the first 19 overs, the hosts reached 64 for six and it was time for the debutant left arm spinner Cowe to try his luck. Black instantly took a shine to him and despatched him for 17 in his first over.

Charlton at the other end was keeping it tight and when he removed Black for 24 Stobswood were 85 for seven in the 23rd over.

Charlton struck again in his next over with Todhunter adjudged LBW for one and the end was in sight for the home side.

With Campbell returning to remove Beverley for 12 with the score on 91 for his third wicket, Ulgham were scenting victory and they didn’t have to wait long as Richard Watson was run out by a direct throw from Haygarth to end the innings on 92 in the 27th over.