Humshaugh disrupt Wylam's push
Last updated at 12:13, Monday, 02 September 2013
HUMSHAUGH threw a spanner in the works for title chasing Wylam as they cruised to victory at the weekend.
With a victory margin of 10 wickets, Humshaugh picked up a second successive victory to dent their hosts' push for the championship with two games now remaining.
Second placed Haltwhistle made sure they are still within touching distance at the top as they beat Allendale to ensure the gap stayed at three points.
The chasing pack will be frustrated that league leaders Haydon Bridge were presented maximum points when Matfen Hall conceded the game.
With a big win over fellow strugglers Stamfordham, Prudhoe moved off the bottom of the table at the expense of South Northumberland III who went down at Stocksfield II. Meanwhile, Hexham Leazes defeated Benwell Hill III to end their opponents' slight hopes of claiming the title.
Mitford II's win over Haltwhistle II means they remain in pole position in Division Two ahead of next week's season finale.
Newton are still in with a shout following their win over Stocksfield III, but Wylam II have a big ask on their hands despite defeating Humshaugh II.
Wark slipped to a home defeat to Hexham Leazes II while Belsay were triumphant when they visited Stocksfield IV.
*Comprehensive reports of this weekend's action will appear in this week's Hexham Courant.
First published at 12:12, Monday, 02 September 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1968Friday, December 6, 1968...
Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.