Wansbeck Academy win opening fixture

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The newly formed Wansbeck Cricket Academy side – playing their first ever fixture – won by 87 runs on Sunday against Bill Quay Academy.

Lewis Tanney (Ashington Rugby Club) top scored with 53; Sam Thornton (Bomarsund) struck a maiden 51 not out and Sam Taylor (Bedlington) made 42 as the Wansbeck side totalled 166-7 from 45 overs.

Ashington’s Alex Storey then took 4-12 and Matty Tanney from Ashington Rugby Club 3-7 as Bill Quay were dismissed for 79.