Cricket season is off an running
The new cricket season got underway on Saturday following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.
Ashington made a dream start to the 2021 season after securing a seven wickets win over Crook in their North East Premier League Division One fixture. Jack Jessop hit an unbeaten 97 after Crook had opened with 208 all out. In reply, Ashington chased it down at 211-3 in the 21st over.
On Saturday, Ashington are away to Shotley Bridge.
In the Northumberland & Tyneside League, in Division 2, Bedlington 1sts went down by 43 runs at Backworth 1sts. The home side were all out for 168, with Bedlington failing to reach their target, all out for 125 in 37 overs.
In Division 3, Blyth 1sts suffered a two wicket defeat away to Allendale, who were 98-8 in reply to Blyth’s total of 97 all out.
Ashington Rugby 1sts had a big 183 run victory over Stobswood 1sts. Adam Peacock hit 100 as Ashington posted 272-2. Stobswood could only manage 89-8 in reply.
Cramlington 1sts lost by seven wickets at home to GEMs 1sts. Cramlington were 133-9 with GEMs 139-3 in reply.
In Division 4, Bomarsund 1sts (59-0) had a ten wicket win away to Newcastle City 2nds (58 all out).
In Division 5 North, Bedlington 2nds won by 59 runs at home to Howick. Bedlington put on 188 all out with Howick 129 all out.
Cramlington 2nds travelled to Warenford where they went down to an eight wicket loss. Cramlington batted first and put on 109 all out, with warenford (111-2) chasing it down in 26 overs.
In Division 6 North, Blyth 2nds were awarded the win after Wooler were unable to raise a team and conceded.
Bomarsund 2nds won by two wickets at home to Berwick 2nds, making 129-8 after the visitors posted 128 all out.
Fixtures for this Saturday (April 24) are:
Div 2 – Bedlington 1sts v Alnwick 1sts. Div 3 – Alnmouth & Lesbury 2nds v Cramlington 1sts; Benwell & Walbottle 1sts v Ashington Rugby 1sts; Blyth 1sts v Stocksfield 2nds. Div 4 – Newcastle City 2nds v Bomarsund 1sts. Div 5 North – Alnwick 2nds v Bedlington 2nds; Ashington Rugby 2nds v Monkseaton 1sts; Cramlington 2nds v Ulgham 1sts. Div 6 North – Ulgham 2nds v Blyth 2nds; Wooler v Bomar 2nds.