Ashington skipper Greg Williams was more than happy on Saturday after his side had wrapped up another maximum points haul from their clash with Consett at Langwell Crescent.
Williams said: “It was a good track again and although I lost the toss and they put us in, I would have elected to have batted first in any case, so I was quite pleased.
“We got off to a good start with Neil Wood and Ani Singh sharing 70 for the opening wicket, which not only gave us a solid base but also put us in a good position.
“Ani returned to his best with one of the best innings I have seen because the wicket was doing quite a lot early doors with the ball seaming about.
“It was tough and certainly wasn’t easy, but the lads dug in and saw the opening bowlers off.
“It was a perfect build to an innings then Jack Jessop came in and produced a class knock.
“We kept wickets in hand and everyone chipped in at the end, which made the difference between us reaching 240 and almost 280.
“It was a 250-wicket so I was pleased with our end total.
“Consett were always going to come at us hard because Mansoor went after it and got to 30 in a crack.
“We pulled it back a little bit through Stephen Boyd, who bowled a tremendous seven overs spell up the bank, and also with the introduction of Paul Rutherford.
“We kept the pressure on and in the end won after a good performance with both bat and ball.”