A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 11th May – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Rockliffe Park 1st XI (Match Sponsored by 1AB Taxis) – weather was cold and overcast. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Rockliffe Park 1st XI 43 all out after 22 overs
Jack Slatcher 5 for 13 and Michael Howe 4 for 27
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 44 for 2 after 7.5 overs
Sam Telford 31 not out
Aycliffe’s first team finally got their first league win of the season after a stunning bowling performance helped them to an eight wicket victory at home to Rockliffe Park 1st XI. Opening bowlers Jack Slatcher and Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bob Wood, pictured above) were almost unplayable as the pair combined superbly to help skittle the visitors for just 43 runs.
The win lifts Aycliffe to eighth in the table with 54 points and with a game in hand over the teams directly above them in the NYSD 2nd division table.
Saturday 11th May – NYSD Division 4
Rockliffe Park 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was cold and overcast. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Rockliffe Park 2nd XI 236 for 7 after 40 overs
Joe Haines 5 for 52 and Matty Greaves 2 for 49
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 106 for 7 after 40 overs
Joe Haines 52 not out, Leo Mercy 12 not out, Ryan Patrick 10, George Slatcher 10.
Aycliffe young second team put in another excellent performance to earn their second consecutive draw away at Rockliffe Park 2nd XI and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Captain Joe Haines (sponsored by Pheonix Energy) had a superb game taking five wickets in the Rockliffe innings and then scoring an unbeaten half century in the Aycliffe innings to become and the fifth player in the club’s history to take five wickets and score a half century in the same game.
The 2nd team now sit in 7th place in the NYSD 4th division table with 16 points from three games.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 18th May at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Guisborough 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 18th May at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Preston 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI