Ashington seconds dismiss Ponteland for 28

Skipper Doug Potts hit his first century of the season and pace bowler Peter Finch took five wickets as Ashington seconds inflicted a crushing defeat on visitors Ponteland at Langwell Crescent on Saturday to head the B1 division.

Potts included ten boundaries in his superb knock of 109 and featured in an opening stand worth 112 with his son Matty, who scored 43.

Ian Sharkey (16) and Jonathan Storey (15) also made contributions whilst Ponteland’s Pinnock collected 5-40 from ten overs.

Opening bowler Cosgrove, who the Ashington batsmen found difficult to get away, finished with 3-51 as the Colliers closed on 221 from 44.4 overs.

The visitors never recovered from losing an early wicket and were eventually fired out for a paltry 28.

Finch had glowing figures of 5-10 from nine overs; Sharkey 3-17 from six and Scott Dunn 2-1 from 2.3.

Afterwards, Doug Potts said: “I was delighted to get my first century of the campaign. I’m certainly enjoying batting at the moment.”

Potts and his son Matty have now figured in three substantial opening partnerships over the past three weeks.

He added: “Matty needs to learn to get out of the habit of losing his wicket in the nervous 40s.

“Apart from that, every member is chipping in and the bowling is going really well.

“We are a side who are in good form and we played well again today.”

Match sponsor: John Mein (motor mechanic, Lintonville Parkway).

On Saturday, June 6, Ashington seconds travel to face Newcastle City at Gosforth.