ARCC travelled to Backworth on Saturday looking to consolidate their position of second top of their league, only to come home disappointed.
Backworth took to the crease first and built their innings around a steady 50 by Minto.
Wickets were hard to come by for the Rec lads and at the tea interval Backworth had reached 181-5.
Again early setbacks put the rugger lads’ batting on the back foot. They never recovered with wickets falling steadily through the innings with only Ca Milburn, L Tanney and Lawrence making scores of any note.
The innings disappointingly closed on 140 all out.
The second XI hosted Howick: (ARCC 155, Adamson 67 no; Howick 86 all out. Jopson 5-24).