Corbridge bid for 100% record
Published at 07:36, Wednesday, 25 September 2013
CORBRIDGE’S season of dominance continued as they won their final home game of the season by eight wickets.
The Northumberland Cricket League Division One champions entertained a Hebburn side that will end their campaign nearer the opposite end of the table.
The visitors batted first, but were unable to deal with Corbridge’s clinical bowlers.
Gareth Douglas was worthy of his 28, but no other Hebburn batsman managed to get out of the teens as Chris Fowler’s men dismissed their guests for 101.
David Hardy was the pick of the bowlers, taking five for 25 of his 13 overs.
Corbridge opened with a batting partnership of Ryan Billinghirst and Andrew Percival, and they quickly took the score to 78.
Mike Heslop then joined Billinghirst at the crease, with the latter caught out shortly after to leave the field with an impressive 57 runs to his name.
Tris Douglas was next to enter the fray with only four runs required, which the Corbridge man hit off his first ball to wrap up yet another emphatic victory for his side.
The curtain comes down on a fantastic season for Corbridge at Monkseaton this Saturday, with a 100 per cent record the only prize left to play for.
Stocksfield will end their Premier Division campaign in fifth spot despite falling to a 31 run defeat against Clara Vale.
There were two wickets each from Paul Watson, Emerson Brown, Rob Thirlwell and Ben Hutton but Clara still made their way to 239. Steven Hendrson with 43 top scored in reply, and Stocksfield looked like they were going to challenge late on through good batting from Brown (32) and Hutton (34) but the team departed with five overs remaining.
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