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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Fotedar pegs back Consett

OVERSEAS professional Akash Fotedar restricted Consett’s chase as he helped Tynedale to a narrow five run victory.

His fast bowling proved too much for the home batting line-up, the Australian ending the day with six wickets to his name.

In a low scoring game, Fotedar ensured Consett got off to a disastrous start as they looked to chase down the 144 set by the away side.

In no time at all, he had former Tyne captain Gary Hunter and fellow opener David Anderson caught by Tim Raglan for ducks.

Numbers three and four Andy Stokoe and Andrew Forster did not fare much better, the former clean bowled and the latter trapped lbw.

Consett did not look at the races until Winn came in at number five and he singlehandedly put his side in with a shout as he posted six fours and three sixes on his way to recording an unbeaten 69.

Wickets continued to fall around Winn though and Fotedar made it victim number five and six as John Chapman was caught behind and Mark Dixon’s bails sent flying.

Change bowlers Dean Owen and Callum Barnes got in on the act with a wicket apiece, but Consett were looking threatening.

Tynedale were given hope when Ben Clarke was run out, but Owen settled away nerves when he bowled 11th man Cook to leave the hosts all out five shy.

They had been chasing 144 as Tynedale struggled to regain momentum after losing the top two pairing of Connor Fellowes and John Meadows.

Teenager WillDagg, captain Tom Cant and James Rainford all went earlier than expected, but Crichton and Raglan helped rebuild the innings with sensible knocks.

Things started to go pear shaped again when Barnes and Richard Darling were dismissed for low scores, but Owen and Fotedar stuck it out with the bat as Tynedale finished with 144-9.