Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 19th June – NYSD Division 2
Rockliffe Park 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was warm and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Rockliffe Park 1st XI 229 for 9 after 50 overs
Jack Slatcher 4 for 39, Michael Howe 3 for 58 and Luke Telford 1 for 31
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 201 all out after 32.2 overs
Michael Howe 51 not out, Sam Telford 47 and Chris Palmer 27
Aycliffe’s first team lost away to Rockliffe Park by just 28 runs despite a gallant run chase from the visitors. All rounder Michael Howe (sponsored by Bob and Yvonne Wood, pictured above) was in splendid form taking 3 for 58 in the Rockliffe innings, his third wicket taking him to 400 senior wickets for Aycliffe becoming only the fifth player to reach that notable landmark for the club. Howe then top scored in the Aycliffe reply with an aggressive unbeaten 51 off just 41 balls and his innings contained four boundaries and three sixes.
Despite this defeat, Aycliffe remain in 8th place in the NYSD 2nd division table with 110 points from ten games played.
Saturday 19th June – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Sedgefield 2nd XI – weather was sunny and warm. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 139 all out after 38 overs
Sean Morgan 28, Matty Greaves 25 and Dylan Tribley 23
Sedgefield 2nd XI 142 for 1 after 27 overs
Matty Greaves 1 for 16
The second team were well beaten by promotion chasing Sedgefield 2nd XI by nine wickets in their NYSD 4th division home game.
16 year old Matty Greaves (sponsored by Brittania Fire) put in a good all round display, scoring 25 runs and taking the only wicket to fall. Sean Morgan (28 runs) and Dylan Tribley (23 runs) also batted well for Aycliffe.
At the half way stage of their season, the second team sit in 8th place in the NYSD 4th division with 106 points from eleven games played.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 26th June at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Bedale 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 26th June at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Bedale 2nd XI