Seconds open season in form

GREG Williams struck 65 and Martin Sexton 47 as defending champions Ashington seconds won their opening day fixture away to Annfield Plain seconds on Saturday.

The Colliers were dismissed for 162 in 41 overs but still had more than enough runs to play with as they skittled the home side for 78.

Matty Collins (3-13), Callum Storey (3-15) and Adam Nichol (3-20) all took three wickets each with Mark Hetherington claiming the other.