Haydon Bridge hope to turn heat up
Published at 10:19, Friday, 30 August 2013
WITH just three weeks remaining in the West Tyne Cricket League, new leaders Haydon Bridge hope to push home their advantage at the weekend.
They visit an inconsistent Matfen Hall team tomorrow with the aim of at least maintaining the three point cushion they currently enjoy over the chasing pack.
Looking to keep the pressure on though is both Haltwhistle and Wylam who are joint second on 167, the former hosting an improving Allendale and the latter at home to a Humshaugh side entering the game on the back of a 10 wicket demolition of Prudhoe.
Prudhoe, meanwhile, will be embroiled in a bottom of the table clash at Stamfordham as both teams fight for their Division One survival.
Down there scrapping alongside them are South Northumberland III who face a trip to Stocksfield II tomorrow.
In the other game in the division, Hexham Leazes welcome fourth placed Benwell Hill III.
The title chase in Division Two is hotting up too as Mitford II jumped into first place, with second bottom Haltwhistle II next up.
Newton will be sniffing around for any slip-ups and will be hopeful of picking up the points when they host Stocksfield III.
Third placed Wylam II are at Humshaugh II, fourth placed Wark welcome Hexham Leazes II and basement club Stocksfield IV entertain Belsay.
Meanwhile, Northumberland C Division side Humshaugh III are in the hunt for silverware as they travel to Newcastle City to battle with the hosts in the final of the Ian Appleby Cup.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.