Bomarsund’s relegation worries deepen with defeat

Colin Thornton’s unbeaten half century was not enough as Bomarsund first team now sit just 12 points above the relegation zone after a six-wicket defeat to Corbridge on Saturday.

After winning the toss, Bomar elected to bat after the game was reduced in overs following a delay.

They managed to reach 158-6 from their allotted overs.

The visitors’ openers then put on an opening stand of 55 to put a platform in place before Stephen Thain was bowled by Andrew Dover.

Colin Thornton led the way with his 103-ball 60, batting through the 38 overs, Thain (32) and Sam Thornton (29) helped the visitors to the respectable total.

Andrew Dover picked up four wickets for 63 runs from his 13 overs, and fellow opener David Hardy was also in the wickets with figures of 2-42 from eight overs.

In reply, Simon Walker and Ross Atkinson put on 51 for the first wicket before Sam Thornton removed the latter. But Chris Fowler and Walker put on another 51 for the second wicket.

Walker struck an unbeaten 54 from 67 balls, Atkinson hit a run-a-ball 30 and Fowler made a 44-ball 34 to lead Corbridge to victory, which puts Bomar in a sticky position at the foot of the table.

Despite only four wickets falling during the run-chase, Liam Besford picked up figures of 2-9, and Gary Mordey and Sam Thornton finished with 1-36 and 1-40 respectively.

Bomarsund head north to Berwick next weekend to face the sixth-placed team, and they will be keeping a close eye on the Clara Vale, who have a game in hand, with only seven games remaining this season.

Corbridge 28 points

Bomarsund 5 points