Bedlington lose by six wickets in NTCL
It was week two in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League and in Division 2 Bedlington 1sts suffered their second defeat, going down by six wickets at home to Alnwick 1sts, who now head the table
Bedlington were 182-8, with Majid Ansari top scoring on 51, before Alnwick replied with 186-4.
In Division 3, Ashington Rugby 1sts made it two wins out of two with a 116 run away victory over Benwell & Walbottle. Ashington posted 249-4 with David Dent hitting 100, before Benwell were bowled out for 133 in their innings.
Blyth 1sts suffered a narrow nine run defeat at home to Stocksfield. The visitors batted first and put on 151 all out, whilst in reply Blyth came up short at 142 all out.
And Cramlington 1sts (171-4) lost by six wickets away to Alnmouth & Lesbury 2nds, who made 174-4 in reply.
In Division 4 Bomarsund 1sts (67-1) top the table after a nine wicket home win over Civil Service 1sts who were 66 all out in a low scoring game.
In Division 5 it's Bedlington 2nds who are top of the pile following their four wicket win away to Alnwick 2nds. The home side were 178 all out with Bedlington 182-6 (Bradley Spiers the leading bat with 47) in reply.
Ashington Rugby 2nds are just a point behind the leaders after their seven wicket home win over Monkseaton. The visitors batted first and made 170-8, but Ashington always looked to be in control as they reached 174-3.
Cramlington 2nds (154-3) won by seven wickets at home to U;lgham 1sts, who were all out for 153.
In Division 6, Blyth 2nds have two wins out of two and top the table following their 99-run away victory over Ulgham 2nds. Blyth posted 207-5 (Adam Helsby 50) with the home side all out for 108.
In a close game, Bomarsund 2nds hit 97 at Wooler, who chased it down with just one ball to spare at 98-9.
Fixtures for Saturday (May 1) are:
Backworth 1sts v Bedlington 1sts; Ashington Rugby 1sts v Alnmouth & Lesbury 2nds; Benwell & Walbottle 1sts v Blyth 1sts; Cramlington 1sts v Corbridge 1sts; Tynedale 2nds v Bomarsund 1sts; Bedlington 2nds v Monkseaton 1sts; Blagdon 2nds v Cramlington 2nds; Ulgham 1sts v Ashington Rugby 2nds; Blyth 2nds v Stobswood 2nds; Bomarsund 2nds v Embleton.