Ashington going well until wet weather sets in

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The race for the league crown continues to hot up and with only four games remaining it looks like going down to the wire.

But as in past seasons, the weather is the central figure and could prove to be the deciding factor.

Whilst Ashington were going well in their trip to Alnmouth & Lesbury before rain had the final say, Shotley Bridge were handing out a defeat to leaders Tynedale.

Neil Wood’s dismissal served as the only joy for the coast outfit, the left hander caught for 24 by Brian Brooks at mid-wicket with the score on 38.

Thereafter the Wansbeck side’s overseas starlet Anirudh Singh continued in his rich vein of form and was just one run short of a half century having smacked four fours and two sixes from 54 balls.

He shared an unbroken stand of 62 with Simon Prudhoe for the second wicket and the pair, who were going along well, at least secured a batting point for their side when they took the score to 101 before the rain, which had already intervened earlier, made a lasting impression with the game abandoned in the 22nd over.

Alnmouth & Lesbury 5 points

Ashington 6 points

On Saturday, August 30, Ashington go to Swalwell.