Rain to blame

Ponteland II v Ryton II Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League, Division B2

THE rain put paid to Ponteland Seconds’ chances of victory.

They made a decent total of 233 for five, with all batsmen scoring more than 20 and Jonathan Varley (43) and Andrew Morgan (46) close to half-centuries.

In reply, Ryton were four for two, Wayne Denham taking both wickets, when rain stopped play for the day.

Ponteland’s first team’s match away to Ryton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.