League season draws to a close for local cricket sides
The season drew to a close for local sides in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League at the weekend.
In Division 1, Morpeth 1sts, who finished fifth, ended with a 72 run defeat at the hands of Swalwell.
Chris Younger was 88 not out and Lloyd Anderson on 85 as Swalwell posted a big score of 287-5.
Matthew Senior then hit 54 as Morpeth replied with 215 all out, Younger and John Meadows each taking three wickets.
In Division 2, Ponteland 1sts finished fourth and they ended with a 51 run win over Tillside 1sts.
Ben O’Brien was 66 not out and Intisaar Fazal hit 55 as Pont put on 194-6. The Etal side replied with 143 all out, Ross Hindmarsh on 37, O’Brien taking 5-36.
In Division 3, Blagdon 1sts won by three wickets away to Bomarsund 1sts.
Stephen Thain hit 63 for Bomar, who made 139-8, with Alistair Clark taking 4-43. Blagdon were 140-7 in reply with Nigel Clough top scoring on 30.
In Division 4, Ponteland 2nds concluded with a 201 run win over Whitley Bay 2nds.
John Lumb hit 94 as Pont posted 244-7. The visitors were then bowled out for only 43 with Liam Cosgrove taking 6-14.
Stobswood 1sts lost by 70 runs away to Swalwell 2nds.
Andrew Smith hit 59 as Swalwell made 187-8, Michael Beverley claiming four wickets. Stobswood were all out for 117.
In Division 5, Blagdon Park 2nds were home to Morpeth 2nds and it was the visitors who took a one wicket victory.
Alex Higgins hit 53 for Blagdon, who made 166-4, whilst Morpeth put on 168-9 with Jay Travers on 53.David Simpson took 5-32.
Kirkley 1sts won by 149 runs against Tillside 2nds to finish runners-up in Division 5 (North).
Michael Nicholson hit 84 and Richard Chapman 59 as Kirkley scored 274-6. Tillside were all out for 125 with three wickets each for Andrew Horner and Nicholson.
Ulgham 1sts, who finished seventh, lost their final game by 51 runs at home to Alnwick 2nds.
Bradley Spiers hit 98 as Alnwick made 146 all out, Nick Dodds taking 4-43. Ulgham were all out for 95 in reply with Neil Newcombe taking three wickets.