Title race goes to wire

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Civil Service (92 all out) v Ulgham (77 all out) Northumberland Cricket League, Division Two

THE title race will go down to the final round of games after Ulgham lost a low scoring match on Saturday.

They looked set for victory after bowling out the hosts for just 92. David Charlton did a lot of damage in his five overs, taking three wickets for 12 runs.

Darrell Campbell got rid of a middle order batsman and cleaned up the tail to finish with figures of four for 22 and Mark Skinner, David Loxham and Chris Cowe each took a wicket.

But the visitors also struggled with the bat and only Campbell (35) and Adam Tait (15) reached double figures as they were dismissed for 77.

Devana was the pick of the Civil Service bowlers with figures of six for 24.

Following the weekend’s results, Ulgham are in second place in the table. They are six points behind leaders Whitley Bay.

They face Civil Service again on Saturday in their final fixture of the season.