Ashington Browned off
Published at 09:10, Monday, 06 August 2012
A TOP drawer performance from all-rounder Alex Brown saw Stocksfield to a comfortable eight wicket success over Ashington Rugby.
He remained undefeated with a formidable 60 runs made from 59 balls to help his side to victory, after restricting the opposition by claiming a fantastic five wickets for 34 runs.
With thanks to Brown’s five wicket haul, and further contributions from Andrew Wood (3-23) and Emerson Brown (2-26), Ashington were dismissed for 106.
With opener Brown making more than half the runs required, Stocksfield had no problems getting over the finish line.
He was aided by fellow not out batsman Wood, who made 24 after Richard Mannion (7) and Dan Wylie (4) did not last long at the crease.
Bottom of the table Corbridge were never at the races when they hosted Blyth, losing by 141 runs.
Christopher Fowler (2-49) and Tristram Douglass (2-67) claimed two wickets each but Blyth still went on to post a formidable total of 283.
Try as they might in reply, Corbridge could not challenge their opponents’ target, Douglass being trapped lbw just three runs short of his half century.
Other useful contributions for the Tynedale side came from opener Fowler (24) and John Maude (22).
Kirkley’s promotion push in Division One continued with a seven wicket demolition of Stobswood Welfare.
Batting first, Welfare were removed for 110 with Dave Walton (4-12) and Mark Nicholson (3-6) doing the most damage for second placed Kirkley.
In reply, Will Asher (32no), Jonathan Ball (26), Christian Rowe (22) and Howey (19) all protected their wicket well to ensure another success for the home side.
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