For the first time this season heavy Saturday afternoon showers led to the abandonment of the 1st and 2nd XI games, however it didn't come in time to save the West Tyne 3rd's as they went defeated by Haydon Bridge, The NEPL Sunday 3rd XI also suffered defeat at South North, read on for more info ...
1st XI v Hetton Lyons (away) - Phil Haves match report
Saturday saw us visit Hetton with the weather set to be unsettled throughout the day.
In the absence of Pete through injury Belly stepped in as skipper & nothing changed when the coin was tossed & we were duly inserted. A further recent trend continued as we slipped to 33/3 with Haydon, Angus & Donners back all dismissed cheaply. When sub Pro. James Price fell well caught at cover it was 46/4 although with Kyle still at the crease a competitive score was still a possibility. After Belly had chopped on for 7 with the score at 79 the first of several rain breaks arrived just before lunch was due to be taken. Will then fell with the score on 99 & Dan joined Kyle, who reached 50, with the pair adding 35 before Dan was dismissed. Max & Kyle then took us to 151 without further loss before a second rain break ensured that our innings came to an end after 53 overs with Kyle finishing 71 not out.
With the weather continuing to look threatening the Hetton response started with their overs reduced to an initial 38 & after McKinney was brilliantly caught by Will the rain duly arrived after 12 overs. After a lengthy break a further 13 overs were left which if completed would ensure a result in the game as 25 overs had been bowled in the second innings however the rain had the final say returning after 19 overs ensuring the games was abandoned with the hosts on 102/2. Both sides picked up 5 points plus additional bonus points.
We return to Denton Bank on Saturday with Burnmoor the visitors on Fenwick Marley Memory Day.
2nd XI v Hetton Lyons (home) - Match report
The rain ruined what promised to be a competitive game. We posted a competitve 220 for 9 in our 45 overs, Adam Heather top scoring with 50, there was awful useful contributions from Abu Siddique with 38, Joe Fletcher with 31 and Freddie McGregor 28.
We managed only 9 overs in the second innings before the heavens opened, with Hetton an uneventful 33 for 0.
West Tyne 3rd XI v Stamfordham (away) - Chris Pounder's Match Report
The 3rd XI lost a close encounter in a rain affected game at home to Stamfordham. Losing the toss and being asked to bat first in a game reduced to 35 overs each the hill posted 121 all out in 28.4 overs.
Shiva Prasad let the honours with the bat hitting 57 making amends somewhat for barbecuing Zain Ahmad who was next best scorer with 21. No one else troubled double figures and three ducks didn't help the scoring.
In reply the Hill reduced Stamfordham to 10/2 before a partnership of 60 between Common and Revathi took them to 52 of the target before Common was lbw to Ayush for 29 and Schofield departed soon after for 6. The Hill would put themselves back in the game when Revathi was trapped in front by Fergus for 41 then Steven was bowled by Fergus without scoring leaving Stamfordham 92/6 however only one more wicket would fall with Johnson being adjudged lbw to Fergus for 7. McGrath would see Stamfordham to the target finishing 30 not out with 3 overs remaining.
Sunday NEPL 3rd XI v South North (away) - Match Report
The Hill lost a low scoring game at South North by 35 runs. We bowled extremely well to reduce South North to 158 for 7 in their 40 overs. Pick of the bowlers was U15 spin bowler Fergus Wallace with 3 for 32 from 7 overs, fellow U15 bowlers Jayam Patel and Warren Poxon took 2 wickets each.
It was a disappointing from the Hill as we were bowled out for 123 in the 37th over, with only Anit Yaleshatter and Darshana Tharanga with 39 and 30 respectively getting more than 12 runs. The defeat widens the gap with South North top of the leagie and the Hill down to 4th place.