It was mixed fortunes on Saturday against Felling, with the 1st XI losing there first game of the season despite a maiden ton for Finn McCreath, however the 2nd XI recorded a huge win, with Joe Moore also hitting a century.
At the Hill, the 1st's won the toss and batted first, scoring 210 for 8 in their 40 overs, the innings was dominated by Finn's century (101), with Mark Dale next highest scorer with 19. However the total was not enough as Felling chased it down for loss of only 4 wickets, Dale Shaw the pick of the batsmen with 67 not out. Kyle Coetzer the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 18 off his 8 overs.
The scorecard is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4443011
In the reverse fixture, the 2nd's batted first, amassing 287 for 8 in their 40 overs, Joe Moore scoring a magnificent 125 off 92 ballsm hitting 16 fours and 3 sixes. Joe Anderson continued his excellent form with 60, Ben Mussett next top scorer with 38.
Felling were then skittled out for only 40, Anthony Hunter taking 4 for 14, and in form Joe Torre taking 3 for 3 and Jeff Mason taking 2 for 1.
The scorecard is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4443318
The 3rd XI West Tyne fixture was conceded by South North, however we crossed swords with the same opposition on the Sunday in the NEPL Sunday League, thanks to Barry Pearson for his match report below:
After defeat at Blaydon last Sunday, the NEPL Sunday team suffered a second defeat at home to South North on Sunday. This means that we will probably have to win all of our remaining games to have a chance of qualifying for the next round of the Banks Cup.
The game on Sunday was similar to last week, bowling first we made a good start with early wickets, but we allowed South North to get to 226 after 35 overs with some poor bowling and fielding in the second half of the innings when we were punished by the experienced Tristan Mears White and Owen Hollins. Joe Fletcher took two wickets, one each for Jeff Mason Aki Tassawar and Haroon Malik.
Despite a spirited effort with the bat, we fell 21 runs short for the second week running, Joe Fletcher making an excellent 62 and Zain Ahmad 34. Left arm spinner Dave Cragg took 5 wickets to put on the breaks in the middle of the innings. The pressure will be on us on Sunday as we head to the coast to play Tynemouth this Sunday in a must win game.
The scorecard is available here https://benwellhill.play-cricket.com/website/results/4443338