The 1st XI and 2nd XI completed an impressive double over Washington over the weekend.
At the Hill, the 1st XI had a convincing 8 wiicket win. Captain Pete won the toss and chose to field restricing Washington to 221 for 8 from the maximum 58 overs alllowed. There was 3 for 76 for Kyle from his 15 overs, Mohsin Mukhtar taking 3 for 18 from 5 overs, there was also a wicket each for Max Williamson and Joe Kilpatrick. The Hill polished off the Washington score in the 46th over for the loss of only 2 wickets. Angus Guy.hit his highest score of the season with 63,, Finn McCreath and Kyle scoring 58 not out, and Mohsin Mukhtar 39.
The 1st XI scorecard v Washington is available here
The 2nd XI has an equally impressive win at Washington. The hosts won the toss and chose to bat scoring 209 for 7 declared in 51 overs. Pete Jones taking 3 for 51 from 10 overs, Haroon Malik 2 for 23 from 9 overs, and Matthew Lockey 2 for 37 from 7 overs. We chased down the score in the 48th over, thanks to a superb 89 not out from the returning Adam Heather, 46 from in form Joe Moore, and a valuable late contrubution from Joe Fletcher (20 not out). Gateshead Fell's defeat against Chester le Street, on the same day meant the 2s returned to the top of the NEPL DIvision 2 table
The 2nd XI scorecard v Washington is available here
Unfortunately a weakend West Tyne 3rd XI couldn't complete the Saturday hat trick, as they lost by 8 wickets away to league leaders Humshaugh. The Hill were inserted and scored 122 for 8 in 40 overs, Harry Reeves top scoring with 52, Davey Ladd next best with 19. The host's chased down our score inside 20 overs, there was a wicket each for Abu Siddique and Shay Marley.
The 3rd XI scorecard v Humshaugh is available here
On Sunday the 2nd XI progressed through to the Banks Bowl final with a 63 run win over Gateshead Fell. Joe Fletcher (46), WIll Archbold (41) and Pete Jones (38) the top scorers with the bat, and there was 3 wickets each for spin duo Pete Jones and Safiun Bhuiyan. The scorecard is available here
The NEPL 3rd XI narrowly lost to Tynemouth by 3 wickets, there was some more promising performances from the young side, with 28 from Freddie McGregor, 26 for Harry Reeves, and 25 each for Matthew Lockey and Zain Ahmed. There as 3 wickets for Shay Marley and 2 wickets for Haroon Malik, the scorecard is available here