Ashington cricketers lose pole position
Ashington slumped to their first reverse of the season on Saturday at Castle Eden – and consequently lost the leadership of the first division in the Dukes ECB North East Premier League, writes Brian Bennett.
The homesters made an excellent start with openers Philip Winpenny and Benjamin Simpson putting on 63 inside 18 overs before Harmison made a much needed break through, trapping the latter lbw for 26. Castle Eden finished on 165-9 from their 55 overs with Rutherford taking 4-37.
In reply Ashington lost Jessop, Levison and McCarthy in quick succession before Nichol and Harmison steadied the ship with a determined 42, but they fell 39 runs short of their target with Warner taking 5-20.