The sudden cancellation of the Euro T20 Slam league was not only bad news to many of the associate cricketers playing for Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands, but also Burnopfield, as Kyle Coetzer's early return to the Hill side resulted in an excellent personal performance with bat (60 runs) and ball (4 for 16) in a 109 run win. However the undoubted man of the match was Pete Halliday, who took advantage of a rare opportunity up the order at #3 with an unbeaten century (104no). The pair had a 3rd wicket stand of 138 as part of an overall total of 220 for 7 declared (off 55 overs) on a wicket that always offered something for the bowlers.
Burnopfield's reply started well at 34 for 0, however good seam bowling from Luke Mussett (removing both openers) and an inspired bowling change by the captain to put himself on, saw the hosts tumble to 65 for 7 and eventually 111 all out. Wickets were shared with 4 wickets for Kyle, 2 for Luke, 1 each for Rory and Max and there were 2 late run outs to seal the well deserved victory.
The second's returned to wining ways with an emphatic 151 run victory over Blaydon at Denton Bank. Joe Anderson with 76no was the top scorer in a huge total of 243 for 4 in 45 overs, all batsman got a start with William archbold (39), Matty Hynd (36), Fen Friskin (25no), Joe Moore (20) and Rohan Aatif (18) the other contributors. The Blaydon reply never got going and they were all out for 92. Pete Jones with magnificant figures of 5 for 6 from 9.3 overs and000 Anthony Hunter 3 for 25 the main wicket takers.
The West Tyne 3rd team went down in a tight game by 2 wickets to Stamfordham. The Hill posting 129 and visitors chasing it down in the 37th over. Unfortunately the scorecard is not yet populated to give more details on top performers on the day.
On Sunday the NEPL 3rd team got back to winning ways against Tynemouth, to maintain their position at the top of the league. Tynemouth batted first and posted a useful 176 for 6, with 2 wickets each for Haroon Malik and Jeff Mason and 1 each for Darshana and Matthew Lockey. However the Hill chased down the target with a minimum of fuss in only 26.5 overs losing only 2 wickets, Will Archbold with an excellent 95no and Darshana 55no scoring the bulk of the runs.