Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 7th May – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Hartlepool 2nd XI – weather was sunny and mild. Hartlepool won the toss and chose to bat first.
Hartlepool 2nd XI 249 for 8 after 50 overs
George Slatcher 4 for 49, Matty Greaves 2 for 13 and Leo Mercy 1 for 29
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 195 for 7 after 50 overs
George Slatcher 60, Matty Greaves 35 not out and Joe Teasdale 32
Aycliffe 1st team put in a much improved performance and comfortably held on for draw at home to Hartlepool 2nd XI. George Slatcher (sponsored byTina and Dean Greaves, pictured above) was the star of the show for Aycliffe with a superb all round display. In the Hartlepool innings, opening bowler Slatcher finished with the excellent figures of 4 for 47 from his 13 overs and then when Aycliffe replied, he top scored with a first team personal best of 60 runs from 114 balls faced and his match saving innings included ten boundaries.
Saturday 7th May – NYSD Division 4
Darlington RA 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was sunny and mild. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 95 all out after 39 overs
Owen Smith 20, Ryan Patrick 18 and Dan Heaton 13 not out
Darlington RA 2nd XI 96 for 3 after 16.1 overs
Matty French 2 for 21 and Will Dearden 1 for 13
Aycliffe’s young 2nd team were well beaten by seven wickets away at runaway leaders Darlington RA 2nd XI.
16 year old Owen Smith top scored for Aycliffe with 20 off 30 balls and he hit three boundaries in his innings. When the homeside replied Matty French bowled for only the second time in his Aycliffe career and took two of the three RA wickets to fall, finishing with 2 for 21 from 2.1 overs.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 14th May at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Stokesley 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 14th May at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Billingham Synthonia 2nd XI