Title chase continues for Haltwhistle and rivals
Published at 14:07, Thursday, 22 August 2013
WHILE the west of Tynedale derby between Haydon Bridge and Haltwhistle is always keenly contested, Saturday’s fixture looks set to be more fierce than normal.
For both teams harbour realistic hopes of clinching the West Tyne Cricket League crown, and will be desperate not to lose ground to their fierce rivals.
Leaders Haltwhistle go into the game on the back of an exceptional run of form which has saw them won their past nine league games, while third placed Bridge will need to bounce back from their recent defeat to keep up with the top two.
Joint leaders Wylam will be looking to take advantage of any slip-up, a home game with mid-table Matfen Hall awaiting them on Saturday.
The relegation battle will also gather pace at the weekend with favourites for the drop Prudhoe travelling to Humshaugh.
Second bottom South Northumberland III host Benwell Hill III, while 10th placed Stamfordham welcome Hexham Leazes II. Meanwhile, Stocksfield II are at Allendale.
Division Two leaders will look to move away from the chasing pack when they visit struggling Haltwhistle II.
But third placed Wylam II go to bottom club Stocksfield IV, while second placed Mitford II are at Belsay. In the league’s other game, Hexham Leazes II are at home to Stocksfield III.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.