Morpeth win by three wickets at Whickham

SECOND-team cricket round-up.

SECOND-team cricket round-up.

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Morpeth 1sts had a three wicket win away to Whickham on Saturday.

Whickham were all out for 108 with Jack Cocannon doing most of the damage, claiming 4-8 noff his five overs.

Lee hargreaves was the home side’s top scorer on 25.

In reply. Morpeth made hard work of it, but they managed to reach 111-7 with opener James Sander the top scorer on 19.

Morpeth 2nds lost by 96 runs when they took on Whickham 2nds.

Whickham posted 218-5 with matthew Purdy on 64 and Peter Ruddick on 59.

Doug Turnbull (28) and Ben Casgoigne (22) gave the 2nds a decent start in reply, but they fell short at 122 all out, with Jim Druce going on to make 27.

Ponteland 1sts lost by six wickets when they travelled to Lanchester.

Niall Opwenfold hit 72 and Jordan Armstrong 68 as Ponteland set a target of 228 all out.

Dan Nicotra was the pick of the home bowlers with figures of 5-46.

Nicotra then turned his attention to the bat, and the Lanchester opener hit a fine 91, which coupled with 72 from Daniel Storey saw them reply with 229-4 in just under 40 overs.

In the reverse fixture, Ponteland 2nds had a narrow one wicket win over Lanchester 2nds.

A knock of 75 from Mark Small helped the visitors to 174 all out, with Duncan McGregor and Joe Boader both claiming three wickets for the home side.

Ponteland made a steady start in reply, but it was 34 from Nick Brown and 33 from Jonny Mole which pushed the score along, an unbeaten 24 from Chris Morgan helping them over the line with just one wicket to spare.

In the Northumberland Premier League Warkworth suffered a 121 run defeat when they travelled to take on Ashington Rugby.

David Dent hit a superb 125 off 143 balls, and Matthew Tarney weighed in with a more than useful 69 as Ashington put on a big score of 315-6.

It was a target Warkworth were always likely to struggle to reach, and so it proved, despite the efforts of Chris Glass (36), Michael Sewell (28), Ian Clough (24) and Scott Gibson (23).

With Scott Maddison taking 4-40 the Castle side ended up on 194 all out.

Ulgham went down to a 150-run defeat at home to Corbridge.

David Smurthwaite hit 62 not out, Andrew Dover 57 and Matthew Thompson 46 as Corbridge posted a big target of 267-7.

David Loxham took 4-64 for Ulgham, who in reply struggled with the bat until Mark Plummer hit a late 45, the team being all out for 117, with Douglas McKendrick taking 5-39.

Blagdon Park lost by 11 runs against Tillside 1sts.

In a low scoring match, Tillside posted 106 with Duncan Sim on 25 and Law Atkinson on 22.

Alister Clark took four wickets for Blagdon, who in reply could only muster 95 with Matthew Senior their topbat on 26.

Blagdon 2nds went down by five wickets when they faced Hebburn away.

Blagdon batted first and opener Elliott Leybourne hit 55, but he had no real back-up and the side were all out for 167 after 50 overs.

Ian Younger claimed 4-31 for Hebburn, who in reply made 168-5 in less than 39 overs with Lee Buglass hitting an unbeaten half century and Paul Cox on 39 not out.

Stobswood faced Civil Service at home and they posted192-8 with Anthony Wingfield on 57 not out and David Colam on 42.

Civil Service replied with 271-9 with Ashish Jha hitting a superb 119. Michael Beverley claimed five wickets for the loss of 47 runs for Stobswood.

Kirkley lost by 72 runs when they travelled to take on Blue Flames.

The home side set a target of 179 with Ahmed Ali top scoring on 26, Will Asher and Andrew Storey both claiming three wickets apiece.

Kirkley got off to a poor start, losing three early wickets. Nick Nicholson steadied the ship with 53, but they were all out for 107 in the 32nd over.