Heavy defeat for firsts

Daniel Wright hits out for Ponteland during their game against Percy Main on Saturday. Picture by Keith Robertson.
Daniel Wright hits out for Ponteland during their game against Percy Main on Saturday. Picture by Keith Robertson.
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Ponteland (102 all out) v Percy Main (105 for 1) Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League, Division A1

A poor batting display proved costly as Ponteland’s first XI fell to a heavy defeat on Saturday.

The hosts suffered an early blow in their innings when Wayne Ritzema was caught off the bowling of Green for six.

James Whiteley and James Ealey played themselves in, but frustratingly for Pont, they were dismissed for 21 and 11 respectively.

James Davidson hit three fours in a bid to halt some of the Percy Main momentum. However, he was unable to build on his good start as he was bowled for 17.

Stewart was causing problems for the middle order and tail and wickets fell at regular intervals.

Ponteland were 76 for nine and it took a decent stand for the last wicket between Daniel Wright (18) and Ashley Parker (11 not out) to get them up to 102 all out.

Stewart finished with figures of seven for 31 from 10.1 overs.

In reply, the visitors looked comfortable and they were well on their way when Anderson was caught by Jonny Appleby off the bowling of Ian Smart.

Man-of-the-match Stewart was in good nick with the bat as well. He was 62 not out and Reed was 13 not out as Percy Main won by nine wickets.

• It was a lot closer for Ponteland seconds, but they lost away to Newcastle City II.

The hosts batted first and they scored 228 for nine – Ahmed hit an excellent 107. The Pont wicket takers were Joe Boaden, three, Liam Cosgrove, two, John Lumb, two, Mark Waters, one, and Andy Denyer, one.

Many of the away side’s batsmen reached double figures, but no-one could go on to make a big match-winning score.

Ben Harris (37), Rory Marr (29) and Lumb (20) from the top order played some decent shots and there were contributions from middle and lower order batsmen Neil Pinnock (22), Cosgrove (20) and Chris Morgan (32) as Ponteland finished their 45 overs on 212 for nine.