Lee Weldon with his weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 1st June – NYSD Division 2
Northallerton 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was showery and overcast. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Northallerton 1st XI 139 all out after 48.4 overs
Lewis Gimple 5 for 39, Jack Slatcher 3 for 18 and James Layfield-Carrol 1 for 29
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 89 all out after 25.1 overs
James Layfield-Carroll, Dan Craggs 14 and Michael Howe 10
Aycliffe’s first team were surprisingly well beaten away at Northallerton by 50 runs. Aycliffe were dealt a blow when in-form captain Luke Telford badly hurt his ankle just before the game started and so they had to play with ten men. Lewis Gimple (sponsored by Beaumont Ground Maintenance) bowled superbly taking 5 for 39 from his lengthy 13 over spell. Special mention must go to all-rounder Michael Howe (pictured in action above) who scored ten runs in the Aycliffe reply, which took him past the 4,000 runs milestone for the club.
Aycliffe drop down a place to 9th in the NYSD 2nd division table with 87 points from eight games played.
Saturday 1st June – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Stockton 2nd XI – weather was overcast and with some light showers. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Stockton 2nd XI 227 for 3 declared after 33 overs
Leo Mercy 2 for 49 and James Brown 1 for 60
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 73 all out after 29.4 overs
Joe Haines 22 and Dave Richardson 15
The second team lost for the first time this season when they were beaten at home by a very strong Stockton 2nd XI who now lead the 4th division table. Captain Joe Haines (sponsored by Pheonix Energy) again top scored for his team with 22 runs from 44 balls and his innings included two boundaries and a well hit six.
The 2nd team remain in 8th place in the NYSD 4th division table with 41 points from six games played.
This week’s fixtures:
Saturday 8th June at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Maltby 1st XI
Saturday 8th June at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Northallerton 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI