The performance of the weekend came from the West Tyne 3rd XI who an excellent win in a low scoring game against reigning champions Haltwhistle. After losing the toss the Hill were asked to bat and posted 91 with only three batsmen reaching double figures. Rohan Aatif 32, Mathew Lockey 13 and Liaqat Khan 10 on debut.
In reply Haltwhistle were bowled out for 82 with Zain Ullah 4/13 Matthew Lockey 3/15 and..........David Ladd 2/11. Liaqat Khan claimed the other wicket on debut 1/22.
The West Tyne 3rd XI scoresheet is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4307280
The 1st XI remain top of the North Group of the Banks Salver with a convincing 76 run victory over Gateshead Fell at Denton Bank. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Hill scored a formidable 240 for 7 in their 40 overs where no batsman reached 50 but there were consistent contributions right down the order from Coetzer 32, Schofield 31, Doneathy 25, Nicholson 31 and McCreath who top scored with 36.
In reply, excellent new ball bowling from Rory Hanley and Kyle Coetzer kept the Fell behind the clock and they eventually finished on 164 for 6 after 40 overs. Rory and Kyle both finished with two wickets each with Callum Harding and Mohsin Mukhtar picking up one each. With two tough games to go next Bank Holiday weekend against South North and Ashington, qualification remains in our own hands as we look to qualify for the quarter finals.
The 1st XI scoresheet is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4443010
The 2nd XI had a disappointing home loss to Gateshead Fell which has severly dented their hopes of progression in the Banks Bowl compeition, the Plate competition now our likely destination. Winning the toss and batting first we were 133 all out in less than 35 overs, only Jor Anderson with 47 getting beyond 20 runs. The Fell reaching the total for loss of 5 wickets, William Archbold taking an impressive 4 for 16 from his 8 overs.
The 2nd XI scoresheet is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4443320
The NEPL 3rd XI game on Sunday at home to Felling fell victim to the weather, Felling reached 15 without loss before the rain arrived.