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Ulgham (205-7) v Old Record Players (173) Northumberland Cricket League, Division One

A STRONG batting performance in the first innings saw Ulgham take the honours in a clash at Old Record Players on Saturday.

The visitors posted a useful total of 205-7, in large part thanks to a 63 from opener Mark Plummer, which included nine fours and a six, backed up by 40 from Mark Campbell, which contained five boundaries.

All of the top five batsmen contributed runs and there were 25 given in extras.

Tony Glover took three wickets for 59, while Colin Quigley offered support with 2-43.

In reply, the Players weren’t too far away, but reliant on one man. A collapse at the top of the order was almost turned around by 94 from Jo Loring, which included seven fours and a six, but a lack of support meant they were all out for 173, falling 32 runs short of the required total.