Potts inspires Ashington to win over Consett

Ashington seconds remained fourth in the B1 division after an inspired all round performance by Doug Potts led them to a 24 runs victory over Consett seconds.

Potts top scored for the Langwell Crescent outfit with 45 while skipper Martin Thewlis stroked 40 out of a score of 159-9 from their 45 overs.

In reply, Williamson scored an unbeaten half century and Burlinson hit 34, but Potts took a nap hand, claiming 5-17, which ultimately proved to be a key factor as the Colliers wrapped up their seventh win of the campaign.

On Saturday Ashington’s first XI are away to Cowgate with the seconds at home to Swalwell.