Time prevents result

Stobswood Welfare (206-8) v Tynemouth III (221-9) Northumberland Cricket League, Division One

THIS match was finely poised with one over to go, but it ended a draw because the time limit expired.

Stobswood needed 16 from it, although both batsmen had played themselves in, however, the umpires stopped the game as it had reached the 8pm cut off (each team has an allotted amount of time to complete their overs).

In the visitors’ innings of 221 for nine, Daniel Cook was the star bowler with four wickets and the others were taken by Daniel Watson (two), Paul Patterson (two) and Michael Beverley (one). Lion hit 107 for Tynemouth thirds.

The hosts’ top scorers in reaching 206 for eight after 49 overs were Ian Watson (48), Karl Watson (32), Antony Wingfield (21) and Dale Townsley (16 not out). There were also 48 extras.