Western rivals stay in contention
Published at 12:43, Monday, 09 September 2013
IT remains all to play for in the West Tyne Cricket League, with neighbours Haydon Bridge and Haltwhistle involved in a tussle for the title.
Both teams picked up 10 points at the weekend to keep Bridge three points ahead with just one game remaining.
In the process of securing victory, Bridge ended Wylam's participation in the pursuit of the championship while Haltwhistle were victors when they welcomed Matfen Hall.
At the foot of the table, South Northumberland III's cancelled game with Hexham Leazes worked against them as their relegation rivals took the opportunity to all but guarantee their survival.
Second bottom Prudhoe are 11 points clear following their vital triumph over Allendale, and Stamfordham returned from Benwell Hill III with maximum points.
Meanwhile, Stocksfield II helped themselves to 12 points with success at Humshaugh.
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.