Morpeth retain second place in cricket league
Morpeth 1sts made it three wins out of five in the Northumberland & Tyneside Division 1 on Saturday and they remain second in the table behind leaders Newcastle City 1sts.
Morpeth had a six wicket home win over Percy Main 1sts, easily knocking off the 53 runs required after the visitors were skittles for 52 with Michael Craigs finishing with figures of 5-5.
Ponteland 1sts top Division 2 after their 34-run home win over Blue Flames 1sts. With Stuart Taylor on 43, Pont were all out for 180. Blue Flames were 146 all out in reply with five bowlers taking two wickets apiece.
Blagdon 1sts had a five wicket away win over Cowgate 1sts. Cowgate put on 198-5 in their 45 overs, but with Sam Eyres top scoring on 53, Blagdon made 202-5 in reply.
In Division 3, basement side Stobswood 1sts are still searching for their first win of the season after going down be seven wickets at home to Benwell & Walbottle 1sts. In a low scoring game, Stobswood could only manage 40 runs, with two Benwell bowlers taking four wickets apiece. The visitors then chased it down in 14 overs.
In Division 4, Kirkley 1sts won by seven wickets away to Percy Main 2nds. Percy were 117 all out with Kirkley 118-3 in reply.
Ponteland 2nds went down by 109 runs away to Newcastle City 2nds. The home side put on 169-8 but Pont were all out for only 60 in reply.
In Division 5 North, Morpeth 2nds are just a point behind leaders Ashington Rugby 2nds after a big win wicket away win over Blagdon 2nds. Blagdon were 103 all out with Jack Concannon and Liam Day each taking three wickets. Morpeth, with Adam Lawn 62 not out, took only 21 overs to reach their target at 104-3.
Ugham 1sts had a 36 home win over Howick. The home side were 143 all out with Oliver Tulip taking three wickets. The visitors were 107 all out in reply with Ian Harrison and Max Stenberg each taking three wickets.
In Division 6 North, Stobswood 2nds are just six points behind leaders Berwick 2nds despite losing by six wickets away to Embleton.
Ulgham 2nds lost by 21 runs on their visit to Wooler. The home side posted 117 (Ivor Patterson 51), but the visitors were 96 all out with Laurie Blackburn claiming six wickets.