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Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Final over victory for Stocksfield

IN A cracker of a match, Stocksfield U15 clinched victory in the last over against rivals Tynedale.

With Joe Johnston (44) and Jonny Tobin (34no) in fine form, Stocksfield posted a total of 97-2 for Tyne to chase, Richard Brooks (2-16) the pick of the bowlers.

Tynedale looked well off the chase at 22-5, but Dale Leadbitter (50no) brought them back into it before falling just short on 92, James Doneathy finishing with great figures of 3-16.

Tynedale battled back well to book their place in the cup semi-finals though, defeating Benwell Hill U15 with three balls remaining in a last over classic.

Chasing 98-4, they again looked dead and buried at 19-4 but a 83 run partnership between Matt Pugh (40no) and Euan Stephenson (40no) saw them turn it around.

Tynedale U13B defeated Wark U13 by 100 runs, Ollie Fletcher (28), Adam Newton (16) and James Percival (15) leading the way, with Archie Richardson (2-3) pick of the Tyne bowlers.

With 13 runs from Jake Shipley, Haltwhistle U13 beat Wark by 72 runs as Dodd claimed three wickets for Halty.

Corbridge U13A made the semi-finals of the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cup with thanks to a 27 run success over South Northumberland.

Joe Anderson (31ret.) top scored in Corbridge’s total of 84-4, with Charles Downs taking two wickets without conceding a run in reply.

Opening batsman Simpson top scored with 22 as Haltwhistle U15 defeated Corbridge U15B by 15 runs.