Morpeth beat their local rivals Alnwick by 169 runs

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Morpeth 1sts had a big 169-run victory over Alnwick in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League on Saturday.

Nathan Byatt hit 67 not out and there was a knock of 60 from opener Paul Johnson as visitors Morpeth posted 255-9 in their 50 overs, with David Wright taking 5-58.

In reply, Alnwick were all out for only 86 in 41 overs, with Wright and Andrew Scott both on 14. James Craigs, David Rutherford and Jack Concannon each took three wickets for Morpeth.

Morpeth 2nds lost by eight wickets at home to Alnwick 2nds when the teams met in a Division 5 (North) clash.

Morpeth batted first and were all out for 116 with Liam Day on 49 and James Weatherburn on 27. Matthew Dixon took 5-29.

Alnwick took 20 overs to chase it down and hit 117-2 in reply with Bradley Spiers top scoring on 41, John Ferguson on 26 not out and Daniel Gardner on 22.

Ponteland 1sts went down to a big 173-run defeat away to Leadgate.

The home side posted 238-9 in their 50 overs with Jack Thackray on 50 not out and Robbie Hockaday on 43.

Harrison Bond took 3-45 for Ponteland, who in reply struggled to find any consistency with the bat, being all out for only 65 with only Joe Boaden (12no) and Edward Common in double figures.

Jamie Radcliffe was the leading wicket-taker for Leadgate with figures of 6-22.

Ponteland 2nds won by 57 runs at home to Stobswood 1sts.

Andrew Morgan hit 57 and Paul McCreadie 47 as Pont put on 178-9, with Dane Watson taking 4-31.

Stobswood were all out for 121 in their innings, with David Colam on 20 and Andy Denyer taking 4-25.

Blagdon 1sts lost narrowly by only four runs at home to Backworth 1sts.

Backworth were 166 all out, with John Duncan on 52, David Gibson claiming 4-17.

Blagdon got close at 162 all out in the last over, with Gibson top-scoring on 42.

Ulgham 1sts went down to a five-wicket defeat at home to Blue Flames 2nds.

Adam Tait top-scored with 90 and Darrell Campbell hit 49 as Ulgham opened up with 169-9, Shafiq Khan taking 3-47.

Ljaj Khan then hit 82 as Flames replied with 170-5 in 35 overs.

Ulgham 2nds lost by 96 runs away to Howick.

Chris Hinchcliffe hit 78 as Howick put on 179-6 in their innings. Ulgham then struggled their way to 83 all out in 32 overs.

Kirkley 1sts had a nine-wicket win over Stobswood 2nds.

Stobswood batted first and made 98-7, with Anthony Wingfield on 20.

It was an easy target for Kirkley who chased it down in 20 overs, with opener Mark Moody hitting 55 as they posted 99-1 in reply.