Seconds fail in their run chase

Morpeth II (135 all out) v Tynedale II (211-7) Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League, Division B2

A BATTING collapse meant Morpeth seconds got off to a losing start in their season opener.

The visitors won the toss and decided to bat. They made steady progress, but the hosts kept them in check by taking wickets every so often, including three for Aviston and two for McLaughin.

Tynedale finished their innings on 211 for seven.

Morpeth started reasonably well, but suffered once openers Bradley (16) and Cowell were dismissed. Despite some late resistance from McLaughin (34), Aviston (17) and Rogers (13 not out), they were all out for 135.