Leason looking forward to returning to former club

The weather was the winner again last weekend with Bedlington’s first team entertaining Seaton Burn whilst the seconds were away to the same opposition.

Both matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled although at both games the rain did not start until minutes before the game was due to commence.

This week sees the first team away to Backworth with Chris Younger, Sean McCafferty and Kev Harnett set to return for Ian Campbell, Ian Anderson and Dan Younger.

Having spent ten seasons at Backworth, Bedlington skipper Darren Leason is looking forward to returning to his former club for the first time since leaving.

“We played Backworth in the League Cup at home recently and won fairly comfortably,” he said.

“It was good to see so many familiar faces and we know they were a few bowlers short that night so Saturday will be much tougher.

“Hopefully we will get a positive result to keep our run going.

“We have made a positive start in the new league and much of that is down to the confidence of doing so well last year.

“The team has a good mix of youth and experience and our two spinners Nicky Douglas and Paul Rutherford have been outstanding this season.

“Whilst we haven’t really fired as a batting unit, with the exception of Ben Harmison’s innings of 172 against Cowgate last week, we have done enough each week to gain positive results.”

The second team also remain unbeaten so far this season with again a good mix of experienced and junior players whilst new additions to the squad Connor Leason and Ollie Holst will hopefully make their Saturday debuts this week at home to Burnopfield after games have been washed out for the last two weeks.

“Overall although these are very early days, the club are delighted with how they have settled into the new league and look forward to continuing to progress through the season,” added Leason.