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... 1968Friday, December 6, 1968...
Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.