Poor start for Pont in their first game

Mark Turnbull opens the bowling for Ponteland. Picture by Keith Robertson.
Mark Turnbull opens the bowling for Ponteland. Picture by Keith Robertson.

Ponteland I (54 all out) v Shotley Bridge I (56-2)

Northumberland & Tyneside Senior Cricket League, Division A1

Ponteland fell to a heavy defeat in their first game of the league season.

After rain prevented any action last Saturday, the home side were determined to get off to a flyer when they won the toss and decided to bat.

But they were dismissed for just 54, with Ed Common (12) and Dan Wright (11) the only batsmen in double figures.

Despite a wicket each for Liam Cosgrove and Wayne Ritzema, the visitors completed a comfortable victory by eight wickets.