Bewick’s century snuffs out the Blue Flames
Published at 09:11, Monday, 20 August 2012
A TON from Matthew Bewick saw Stocksfield to a convincing 147 run success against Blue Flames.
With his wicket intact, the hard hitter made his way to a fantastic 101 to help his side post a formidable target of 243 for their guests to chase.
Bewick was helped along by fellow not out batsman Dan Wylie who hit 71 runs, while opener Alex Brown ended on 31.
Paul Watson was in great form with the ball for Stocksfield, claiming a five wicket haul as Flames were extinguished for just 102.
Corbridge’s fightback against relegation from the Premier Division faltered with a 36 run defeat at Tillside.
After their impressive victory over Berwick the previous week, they could not build on the momentum as their opponents’ total of 137 proved too much.
Again, Tris Douglas caught the eye for Corbridge as he claimed five wickets, with teammate Andrew Dover with three to his name.
But the batting order could not live up to the bowling effort, Simon Walker’s 18 the top score with David Smurthwaite finishing on 17.
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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.