Mitford are too strong for challengers
Published at 07:35, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
WITH a comfortable victory over their third placed hosts, Mitford II clinched the Division Two title.
As the outcome of the division was decided, the team confirmed their promotion to the higher division by returning from Wylam II with an 85 run victory.
It was their 15th league victory of the season and saw them finish five points ahead of runners-up Newton.
Ellinor was their star man on the final day, hitting his way to an unbeaten 79 as his side finished on 151.
Wylam’s reply was disrupted when James Teasdale was taken to hospital with an injured knee, and the rest of the batting order limped along too as only Greenwood and Harrison reached double figures as they were held for 66.
Newton enjoyed an eight wicket victory at Hexham Leazes II.
Their hosts were restricted to 123 with Goulding taking four wickets, Holmes and Wilkinson both getting into the 30s for Leazes.
But Bennett was no mood to let the home side have it their own way, smashing his way to 90 to spearhead his side to a comfortable win.
A young Stocksfield IV have won admirers for their battling qualities in defeat this season, but their campaign ended on a sour note as they were thumped by 214 runs by Haltwhistle II.
Haltwhistle got of to a good start under captain Carl Bell and Fleming, the latter making a quickfire 22 before being dismissed by Chris Catnach who then removed Hampshire for a duck.
Stocksfield were in with a good chance with Hampshire departing, but Ryan joined brother Bell at the crease and they put on a partnership of 100 plus despite Stocksfield’s bowlers working hard.
Ryan Bell and debutant Armstrong pushed the scoring on at a rapid rate before Bell fell to Catnach, Armstrong scoring 57 before departing to the bowling of the young but impressive Urwin.
Richardson and Nicholson steered Haltwhistle to 281 from their 42 overs.
Stocksfield took to the crease but Haltwhistle bowlers made light work of a very good but in experienced Stocksfield side with the only resistance coming from Chris Catnach.
Knight and Marston looked good but were both caught to good catches from Haltwhistle close fielders as the team went out for a respectable 70.
Belsay ended their season by hitting just 87 runs in their eight wicket defeat at the hands of fourth placed Wark.
Jeffrey and Armstrong shared six wickets for Wark, with Hedley’s half century in vain for the home side. The score was no trouble for Wark, opener McConnell not out on 24 while Jeffrey breezed his way to 42.
Stocksfield III ended the season in sixth spot, overtaking Belsay courtesy of a 38 run victory over Humshaugh II.
Openers Tolchard (48) and Marrison (91) set them on the road to victory, Stocksfield finishing their 42 overs with a formidable total of 201-4.
Humshaugh batted well in reply despite a slow start with Johnson and Ridley carrying their bats well, but they were restricted to 163-9 as Marshall and Tyrrell claimed three victims each.
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This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.