A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 12th May – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Bedale 1st XI – weather was warm and sunny. Bedale won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 199 for 9 after 50 overs
Adam Gittins 58 not out, Luke Telford 40 and Jack Slatcher 36
Bedale 1st XI 146 all out after 45.3 overs
Jack Slatcher 4 for 33 and Michael Howe 2 for 22
Newton Aycliffe’s first team continued their promising start to the season with an excellent victory at home to Bedale by 53 runs. Adam Gittins (sponsored by Pheonix Energy) was given the man of the match award after his workman like unbeaten 58 from 118 balls held the Aycliffe innings together, enabling them to set Bedale an unachievable target of 200.
Saturday 12th May – NYSD Division 4
Bedale 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was warm and sunny. Bedale won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 215 for 8 after 40 overs
Joe Haines 85, Neil Bancroft 44 and Dan Bowmer 35
Bedale 2nd XI for 157 all out after 35.5 overs
Dylan Tribley 3 for 24 and James Brown 2 for 24.
The second team made it an excellent double for the club as they travelled to Bedale 2nd team and came out on top by 58 runs for their first league victory for two seasons. Joe Haines (pictured above) was quite rightly given the man of the match award after scoring a superb 85 from just 78 balls and his innings included 11 boundaries and two sixes. Haines capped a fine day by also taking two catches and chipped in taking the final Bedale wicket as well.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 19th May at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Rockliffe Park 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 19th May at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Rockliffe Park 2nd XI