A round-up of the weekend’s bank holiday cricket action…
Saturday 29th April – NYSD Division 2
Shildon Railway 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was dry and sunny. Shildon won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 213 for 8 after 50 overs
Michael Howe 55, Subhan Christudas 36 and Adam Gittins 27
Shildon Railway 1st XI 139 all out after 47 overs
Jack Slatcher 4 for 20, Michael Howe 3 for 26 and James Layfield-Carroll 2 for 14
The first team had their first win of the season with a resounding 74 run victory away at near neighbours Shildon Railway. Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bobby Wood) picked up the man of the match award with an excellent all round performance including a fine innings of 55 (including 9 boundaries) and then taking 3 for 26 with the ball.
Saturday 29th April – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Blackhall 2nd XI – weather was dry and sunny. Blackhall won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 95 all out after 33.2 overs
Dan Weldon 32 not out and Stephen Sweeney 10
Blackhall 2nd XI 98 for 1 after 13.3 overs
Ryan Patrick 1 for 5
The second team lost for the second consecutive week to an experienced Blackhall side by nine wickets. Dan Weldon, playing only his second game in two seasons due to work commitments was awarded the man of the match for an excellent unbeaten 32 from 60 balls faced and his innings contained four boundaries.
Bank Holiday Monday 1st May – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Preston 1st XI – weather was dry and sunny. Preston won the toss and chose to bat first.
Preston 1st XI 137 all out after 43.1 overs
James Layfield-Carroll 4 for 25, Tom Wickins 2 for 11, Lucas Pilling 2 for 17 and Dylan Tribley 2 for 29
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 84 all out after 22.3 overs
Elliott Holt 22 and James Layfield-Carroll 15
The second team lost by 53 runs at home to Preston and 16 year old Dylan Tribley was given the man of the match award for some excellent bowling finishing with 2 for 29 from 10.1 overs.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 6th May at 1pm – NYSD Division 2 – Darlington 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 6th May at 1pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Sedgefield 2nd XI