Fourth success of season for seconds

Ashington seconds won their fourth game of the season with a comprehensive 82 runs margin over Newcastle City seconds at Langwell Crescent on Saturday.

Dale Ross (27), Michael Thewlis (25), Michael Levison (20) and Alex Storey (20) were the major contributors in a total of 153-9 from 45 overs, with Thewlis and Levison sharing a partnership worth 60.

In City’s reply, Graham Whitworth and James Richards took three wickets apiece and young right arm medium pacer Alex Storey struck a devastating spell towards the end as he took three wickets for four runs.

Trevor Christie got the other wicket to fall.

Skipper for the day Michael Levison said: “It was a good all round performance with everyone playing a part.”

The game was Levison’s second of the campaign following a long term knee injury.

The right handed batsman, 35, said afterwards: “I felt OK, especially when I was batting, and I’ve had no reaction.

“Hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from now on and my aim is to stake a claim for a call up into the first team in the future.”