It was a tough penultimate game of the season for the 1st's at Burnmoor, as the home side got the rub of the green decisions wise in a 125 run victory.
At half way things were looking promising as we restricted to the home side to 210 for 8, that score was largely down to a fortunate Ryan Pringle who survived some strong early appeals to get a battling 87. Wickets were shared with Max Williamson (3 for 66), Kyle Coetzer (2 for 36) and Moisin Mukhtar (2 for 47) the principle wicket takers.
In reply we lost early wickets and stumbled to 18 for 3, then 57 for 9 and eventually 85 all out, only Kyle Coetzer (23), Luke Mussett (19*) and Finn McGreath (12) getting double figures, home pro Samiullah Khan returning the amazing figures of 9 for 33.
The 2nd XI got back to winning ways with a 5 wicket victory against Sunderland, which was a tighter finish than it should of been after we bowled out Sunderland for 76. Pete Jones 4 for 13, Anth Hunter 4 for 32, and Joe Kilatrick 2 for 31 taking the wickets.We lost early wickest in reply, but 30no from William Archbold steadied the ship and saw us over the line, ably assisted by Ben Mussett with 22 and Joe Anderson with 21.
The West Tyne 3rd XI had a 6 wicket victory aganst Mitford. We bowled first and restricted MItford to 115 for 9 off 40 overs, Sam Stillwell 3 for 12, Zain Ullah 2 for 16, and Aqeel Tassawar 2 for 18, Harry Reeves 1 for 15 and Jeff Mason 1 for 25, taking the wickets. For once we chased successfully with little alarm, the returning Davey Ladd (adding some solidity to the batting order) with 38no, and all rounder Zain Ullah 35no getting the majorty of the runs.
The championship wnning NEPL 3rd XI had an easy 8 wicket home victory on Sunday aganst Hetton Lyons. Hetton were all out for just 62, Haroon Malik 3 for 23, Andy Jewitt 2 for 3, Ismael Ahmed 2 for 5 and Joe Barnes 2 for 27 taking the wickets. After losing openers Haydon and Rohan early, Zain Ahmed 28 and Joe Fletcher 25 knocked off the total.