Seventh win in a row for second XI

ASHINGTON seconds made it seven wins on the trot on Saturday when they won by a convincing margin of 101 runs against Tynedale seconds at Langwell Crescent.

The Colliers now head the table by 23 points from Sacriston and at the weekend won in a canter despite being without several regulars due to a variety of reasons.

In the absence of Martin Thewlis, Matty Hetherington skippered the side, won the toss and saw his outfit rack up another 200 plus score.

The in-form Michael Levison led the way with eight boundaries in a top scoring 60 from 90 deliveries; Greg Williams struck a breezy unbeaten 42 from 28 balls with other leading contributions coming from Matty Storey (38) and Dale Ross (33).

Ashington closed on 216-6 from their 45 overs allocation and their Hexham-based visitors were never in the hunt when they replied.

Paul Scandle struck 39 and Liam Pringle an unbeaten 30 as they ended on 115-7.

Five bowlers figured in the bowling stakes: Hetherington took 2-28 from 13 overs and Trevor Christie 2-19 from five; with one wicket each for Matty Collins, Adam Nichol and Graham Whitworth.