Morpeth top the table
It was week two in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League and Morpeth 1sts sit joint top of the Division 1 table with two wins out of two
On Saturday they won by 112 runs away to Tynedale 1sts. Morpeth were 208-9 with David Rutherford on 63. Tynedale were all out for 96 in reply with James Craig’s taking 4-21.
In Division 2 it was a local derby with Blagdon 1sts taking on Ponteland 1sts and it was Blagdon who emerged with a slender seven run victory. Blagdon made 203-8 with Ben Gibson on 71 and Ponteland ran them close at 196-9 with Jonathan Appleby top scoring on 74.
In Division 3, Stobswood 1sts suffered an 88 run defeat away to Corbridge 1sts. Corbridge were 191 all out, Adam Cook taking 4-33, but in reply Stobswood slipped to 103 all out.
In Division 4, Ponteland 2nds won by one wicket at home to Percy Main 2nds. Percy were all out for 152 with Pont 159-3 in reply with Yuvraj Chatham top scoring on 47.
Kirkley 1sts lost by four wickets at home to Tynedale 2nds. Kirkley were 177 all out with Tynedale 178-6 in reply.
In Division 5 North, Morpeth 2nds (57-2) had an eight wicket home win over Tillside 2nds (56 all out) in a low scoring game.
Ulgham 1sts lost by seven wickets away to Cramlington 2nds. Ulgham posted 153 all out with Cramlington chasing it down in 30 overs for the loss of three wickets.
Blagdon 2nds won by four wickets away to Rock. The home side posted 102 all out with Blagdon 103-6 in their innings.
In Division 6 North, Stobswood 2nds (163-5) won by five wickets at home to Warkworth 2nds (159-3).
Ulgham 2nds (108-9) lost by 99 runs at home to Blyth 2nds, who had opened with 207-5.
In Division 6 South, Kirkley 2nds (185-9) beat Bates Cottages 2nds (111 all out).
Fixtures for Saturday (May 1) are:
Annfield Plain 1sts v Morpeth 1sts; Ponteland 1sts v Warkworth 1sts; Lintz 1sts v Blagdon 1sts; Stobswood 1sts v GEMs 1sts; Kirkley v Backworth 2nds; Swalwell 2nds v Ponteland 2nds; Blagdon 2nds v Cramlington 2nds; Morpeth 2nds v Howick; Ulgham 1sts v Ashington Rugby 2nds; Blyth 2nds v Stobswood 2nds; Warkworth 2nds v Ulgham 2nds.