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Friday, 22 May 2015

Boost for survival chances

CORBRIDGE have given themselves a real chance of surviving the drop from the SG Wealth Northumberland Cricket Premier Division after two results in two days.

In a double header, they followed up a tied game with Blue Flames with a three wicket success at Blagdon Park.

In their victory over Blagdon, they reduced their opponents to 190, with Derek Robinson and Christopher Fowler both taking three wickets.

Fowler then starred with the bat, the opener smashing his way to 62 runs before being caught.

Against Flames they were in serious trouble when they were bowled all out for just 66, Tristram Douglas (13) and Dean Robinson (12no) making the most progress with the bat.

But a stunning six wicket haul from David Hardy meant that their opponents remarkably finished on exactly the same score!

It was a mixed weekend for Stocksfield who had to contend themselves with one win and one defeat.

Their victory over Berwick was down to the marvellous bowling performance from young Gareth Wade as he helped himself to nine wickets to record the 98 run success.

Stocksfield, batting first, posted 162 with Chris Patterson top scoring with an unbeaten 58.

The following day, they lost by four wickets at Bates Cottages, Emerson Brown’s 58 not out in vain for the visitors.