Fine win for Ulgham

Civil Service I (151) v Ulgham I (178-8) Northumberland Cricket League, Division One

ULGHAM achieved their first victory of the season with a good team performance.

The visitors were in trouble early on, although Mark Plummer made a useful knock of 20.

But they recovered thanks to some positive play by the middle order.

Wahab Barakat was unfortunate not to reach his half century as he was bowled on 48 and David Covell (27) and Gary Hall (19) also played well as Ulgham finished their innings on 178 for eight.

Civil Service started their reply well, but Peter Wilson changed the game with a devastating few overs.

He dismissed openers Bharti and Hunter for 27 and 22 respectively and then took another two wickets.

There was some middle order resistance from Davison, but wickets were falling around him.

Carney was caught by Plummer off the bowling of Charlton for five and Subramani’s shot from a David Moore delivery found the safe hands of Barakat.

Covell then took two quick wickets before Charlton removed dangerman Davison for 38.

Although Adimulam made 27 not out, the last man Colley was bowled by Moore to give Ulgham a valuable 27-run win.