Rain ruins Bedlington’s day against Seaton Burn

Bedlington 1st XI were left frustrated by the rain after seeing their game at Seaton Burn abandoned after only 11 overs on Saturday.

Bedlington were looking to bounce back strongly after last weekend’s poor batting display against Cowgate.

They were boosted by the return of Ben Harmison in place of Jonny Richards, with Connor Leason stepping up late to take the place of his injured dad Darren Leason.

Captain for the day Paul Rutherford called correctly at the toss and with showers expected for most of the afternoon, he opted to bowl first.

Harmison and Craig Robinson opened up and had to wait until the seventh over before Harmison bowled opener Wright for nought with the score on 13.

At the other end, Richie Kyle had looked secure against the bowling scoring 14 runs before Rutherford entered the attack and had him caught and bowled with his first delivery.

The rain then set in for the afternoon and once Rutherford completed his over, the teams left the field and were not to return.

With all other games in the Division suffering a similar fate, Bedlington are now 12 points behind league leaders Percy Main and 18 points ahead of Lintz and Newcastle City with four games remaining.

Seaton Burn 5 points

Bedlington 6 points

Bedlington 2nd team picked up a maximum point haul from the weekend as Seaton Burn conceded their fixture.

They are now 17 points behind league leaders Alnmouth with four games remaining.

The two sides meet at Hirst Head on September 6 in what could prove to be a decisive game.