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Joe Anderson stars for the West Tyne 3rd's as 1st and 2nd XI games cancelled due to Covid

Joe Anderson stars for the West Tyne 3rd's as 1st and 2nd XI games cancelled due to Covid

13 Jul 2021

Saturday's 1st and 2nd XI games versus Sacriston fell victim to Covid as a number of the Sacriston players were forced into isolation, however the 3rd XI game against Newton in the West Tyne Leagie went ahead at Mowden Hall school, and what a game it was with two Hill batsmen scoring centuries.

 

After losing the toss and being put into bat, things didn't look good as we fell to 2 for 2 after 2 overs, and then 23 for 3. however Joe Anderson a late replacement made the most of an the oportunity and an early life to score a magnificemnt 172 runs off 91 balls (16 x 4s and 10 x 6s), he was ably assited by Andy Dawson who also socred a century (101 not out), as the pair put on a 4th wicket stand of 236, the Hill eventually finishing on 310 for 7 in their 40 overs. Newton never attempted to chase down the total and finsihed on 59 for 8, Harry Reeves and Joe Torre taking 3 wickets each.

 

The scorecard is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4796930

 

The Hill sit in 8th place in the West Tyne League Table

 

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