Ashington seconds too strong for Whickham

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Ashington seconds are in fourth place in the B1 division after collecting a 50 runs victory over Whickham seconds at Langwell Crescent on Saturday.

In a match reduced to 41 overs per side due to rain, the home side recovered from being 65-5 at one stage to close on 140-9.

Youngster Matty Potts hit 20 and James Lovat 21, but it was experienced campaigner Steve Williams who top scored with 35.

For the visitors, Ryan Thornber took 5-33 from 12 overs.

In reply, six players recorded double figures for the Glebe side but they finished well short of their target, being bowled out in 37.3 overs for 90.

Mark Sharkey took 4-17 from 6.3 overs; Williams 2-4 from five; Lovat 2-24 from 12 with one each for Matty Collins (1-14) and Potts (1-21).