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Weekend Review - 1-2 July : Century for Freddie McGregor in NEPL 3's victory, excellent win for 2's but 1's suffer narrow loss

Weekend Review - 1-2 July : Century for Freddie McGregor in NEPL 3's victory, excellent win for 2's but 1's suffer narrow loss

5 Jul 2023

Another mixed weekend for the Hill, as the 1's went down by 12 runs in a low scoring game at home to Tynemouth, however the 2's recorded an excellent 3 wicket win in the reerse fixture. The West Tyne 3's lost to Humshaugh but the NEPL 3's finished the weekend in excellent style with an impressive win at Sunderland, thanks in the main to an excellent century from youngster |Freddie MecGregor. Read on for the match reports ....


1st XI v Tynemouth (home) - Phil Haves match report


The first Saturday in July  saw Tynemouth visit Denton Bank and whilst there was some sun and some cloud it was the wind that was constant.Pete thankfully won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the away team to have a bat first on a damp wicket after a night of heavy rain.


The top order for Tynemouth struggled in difficult batting conditions with both Callum and Vasi finding sideways movement off the seam and a bit of swing too. They accounted for Kimmitt, Debnam , Brown and Tshepo Ntuli with only 25 runs on the Board and when Stu Poynter pulled a ball straight to Callum off the bowling of Dan soon after Tynemouth looked to be in desperate straights at 31 /5 . However two youngsters , 18 year old Joe Snowdon and 15 year old Robbie Bowman  put together a fine partnership of 47  mixing solid defence with selective aggression before the returning Vasi accounted for both & Shaun Longstaff. Max  then took the wicket of Jones however a stubborn last wicket partnership of 27 ensured the visitors reached 155 before being bowled out. Vasi finished with 5-55 & Callum 3-29 however the feeling in the home dressing room was that the total was about 30 runs more than it should have been.


Hayden opened up with Angus and the score had reached 37 when Haydon , on 22, played a most injudicious shot against Tynemouth’s Pro Ntuli’s 2nd ball & was stumped by Poynter . Ntuli then dismissed Adam and Vasi both lbw, in consecutive deliveries. 37/0 had quickly become 38/3 and as in recent weeks we were struggling following the loss of early wickets. Angus continued to play well at the other end and was keeping his side in the game with a patient and intelligent knock but having lost Belly, Pete & Will he also succumbed caught behind for a well made 39 & when Dan went for 5 we had slumped to  95/8 & seemingly out of the game.However a 9th wicket partnership between Max  and Safi was to frustrate Tynemouth as the two inched towards the 155 target.Max looked to attack when he could but looked solid in defence  and Safi showed great maturity finishing 21 not out. The two added  40 to take us within striking distance before Max was bowled for an excellent 32 with 17 required. Another 5 were added before Callum  was adjudged lbw & we fell 12 runs short.


Another extremely disappointing performance & we travel to Hetton on Saturday hoping to end the concerning run of defeats.


1st XI NEPL scorecard v Tynemouth


2nd XI v Tynemouth (away)- Matty Hynd's cpatains match report


The second team took on title contenders Tynemouth without experienced the experienced, Heather, Dawson and Hynd but with Nadella and Moore returing and under 14 Rory Mustard taking the gloves.  Skipper Jones won the toss and elected to bowl in what appeared seamer friendly conditions.  Siddique, Nadella and Poxon rewarded the decision by reducing Tynemouth to 61 for 6 with some excellent bowling.  Tynemouth dug in against the spin of Torre and Jones and added 50 for the 7th wicket before Jones removed Mcgee for 38.  2 more quick wickets for Jones had Tynemouth 138 for 9 but no 4 Hull-Denholm was batting well and farming the strike to good effect.  However after adding 48 for the last wicket Hull-Denholm was out for an excellent 74.  Tynemouth all out for 176 in 38.4 overs. All the Bowlers again doing well Siddique 2-27, Nadella 2-38, Poxon 2-27, Jones 3-32 and Torre 1-43. 


The new opening partnership of Moore and Nadella were soon in trouble when Nadella was out for 1.   The Hill followed Tynemouth by sinking to 72 for 5 with a number of the top order getting starts.  Siddique and Mustard started to rebuild knowing there was no overs pressure with a lot of overs remaining.  Siddique was then out for 17, leaving us 99 for 6 and Mustard followed soon after for a well made 19 from 65, the hill still needed 60 with 3 wickets left.  However Poxon 30 not out and Torre 42 not out from 33 made a short work of the target hitting the winning runs in the 50th over.  A great result from a very young team.  


2nd XI NEPL Scorecard v Tynemouth


West Tyne 3rd XI v Humshaugh (home) - Match Report


The West Tyne 3rd 11 lost a close encounter with one over remaining on Saturday against our landlords Humshaugh.


Winning the toss and batting first the Hill posted 144/9 with James Moody back and continuing his good form with that bat hitting 45. Other contributions with the bat came from Michael Maclauchlan 23 and Taylor Matthews 20 but partnerships were in short supply.


In reply Humsaugh put on an opening partnership of 50 before the dangerous Headly Renton was caught behind off the bowling of Taylor. The Foster. Riggers would take the score on to 97 before Will Foster was out LBW to Fergus Wallace for 22.


Runs started to dry up and Rob Foster would fall for 36 bowled by Ayush however only one more wicket would fall to the skipper before Will Moss saw Humsaugh home with an over and 2 balls to spare


West Tyne 3rd XI scorecard v Humshaugh


NEPL Sunday 3rd XI v Sunderalnd (a)


After winning the toss and batting first, the NEPL 3s posted an excellent 245 for 3 in their 40 overs, thanks in the main to an excellent 103 from Freddie McGregor. Fellow opener Warren Poxon was next best with a quick fire 59, as the opening pair put on 129 for the 1st wicket, coming in at 4 Abu Siddique continued his good run with the bat scoring an unbeaten 58.


Due to a rain shower, Sunderland's target was reduced to 238 in 39 overs however they finished 35 runs short for the loss of 6 wickets. There was two wickets each for Fergus Wallace and Joe Fletcher, and 1 each for Ben Robinson and Ed Moody.


NEPL Sunday 3rd XI scorecard v Sunderland



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