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Whitley Bay (134 all out) v Ulgham (222-2) Northumberland Cricket League, Division One

A MAGNIFICENT performance by all-rounder Darrell Campbell paved the way for Ulgham to record an impressive away win last Saturday.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, the visitors were soon in trouble as they lost Plummer for a duck in the second over with seven on the board.

With Campbell joining Tait the pair batted cautiously and by the half way point of 25 overs the Ulgham score had crawled to 52.

The pair then cut loose on the Whitley Bay bowling and by the time Tait was dismissed in the 39th over for a fine 45 the partnership had reached 119.

Haygarth joined Campbell and the duo continued to smash the ball to all parts of the field – adding a further 96 in the last 11 overs with Campbell bringing up his century to finish with 108 not out and Haygarth undefeated on 40.

Campbell’s knock included 14 fours and two sixes.

A total of 222 was a decent effort and early wickets would put the home side under pressure and that was to be the case.

In the sixth over, Campbell removed both openers in consecutive balls to leave the home side reeling on eight for two.

In his next over, Campbell removed the dangerous Afaq for nine and with Herne accounting for Bay skipper Hawke in the 11th over the Bay were 27 for four.

Campbell made it four wickets when removing Scragg and Dave Charlton chipped in with the wickets of Harris, Pearson and Stephenson to reduce the home side to 82 for eight from 24 overs.

Campbell returned to claim his fifth wicket by removing Piper and after a brief flurry by the tail Evans ended the contest by bowling Latimer with the score on 134.

Ulgham claimed the maximum 30 points from the game.