Title rivals Haltwhistle and Benwell meet
Published at 12:24, Friday, 16 August 2013
A POTENTIAL title decider will take place in the West Tyne Cricket League should the programme beat the expected rain tomorrow.
Table topping Haltwhistle look to continue their impressive run of form, but will come up against another team in-form in the shape of third placed Benwell Hill III.
Second placed Haydon Bridge are sniffing around for any slip-up from the teams at the top and travel to Stocksfield II in the hope of cranking the pressure up on their rivals.
After a poor run of late saw them slip to fourth, although only four points off top spot, Wylam look to get their title challenge back on track with a trip to last year’s champions Hexham Leazes.
Allendale’s defeat last weekend saw them lose ground on the title chasing pack, and they will look to put things right when they go to Humshaugh tomorrow.
While it is tight at the top, a real relegation battle is ongoing with second bottom South Northumberland III going head-to-head with third bottom Stamfordham.
New basement club Prudhoe meanwhile host an out-of-form Matfen Hall, who lost unexpectedly to South North last time out.
Newton are hopeful of pulling away from their rivals in Division Two, a home game with struggling Humshaugh II next up for the leaders.
Mitford II are keen not to lose sight and welcome bottom club Stocksfield IV while third placed Wylam II are looking to get their season back on track with a home game against Hexham Leazes II.
Wark travel to Stocksfield III and Belsay make the journey to Haltwhistle II.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.