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Monday, 25 May 2015

Premier spell by paceman Sunda

THE pace of Allendale bowler Amit Sunda proved too hot to handle as the youngsters from the West Tyne League caused a huge shock.

The might of the North East Premier League U21 side could not cope with Sunda, the star man claiming nine wickets to book the West Tyne’s place in the Nicholson and Morgan Cup final.

From his 10 overs, he finished with three maidens and conceded just 21 runs as the higher ranked opponents fell for a total of just 53 with 20 overs to spare.

His phenomenal spell of quick bowling saw him clean bowl seven opponents.

He was in ruthless form from the beginning of the game, bowling the opening four of Seymour, Straughan, Carding and Shaw.

A clever catch by Stocksfield’s wicket keeper Sam Beedle made it wicket number five, before he was back to his clean bowling best by sending Sinclair back.

Haydon Bridge man Joe Barber got in on the act to catch out Smith, while Dunn and Wood then fell to superb deliveries from Sunda.

He was complemented at the other end by Barber who provided support by bowling a tight line as he went for 26 from his seven overs.

With the Premier League reeling, Prudhoe’s Ryan Chamberlain came into the attack and he finished things off as he had Davies stumped as Beedle’s quick hands again came into play.

Knowing they would be up against some good bowling, Haltwhistle’s Dan Paker and Allendale’s Kendall Nolan opened but lost their wickets early on.

But in came Stamfordham man Alex Grey and Barber, and they both produced good knocks particularly Barber who top scored on 32.

The duo saw the West Tyne over the line with 29 overs still to play, causing a huge upset as they booked their place in the final at Whitburn on September 7.

Although an U21 competition, West Tyne have special dispensation to field players up to U25 level due to a much smaller pool of players to pick from.

They will meet either Northumberland Cricket League or North Yorkshire South Durham League in the final, their semi-finals tie postponed last weekend.