Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 9th July – NYSD Division 2
Great Ayton 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was hot and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 237 for 9 after 50 overs
Luke Telford 41, Tom Dearden 38 and Sean Morgan 34 not out
Great Ayton 2nd XI 242 for 3 after 47.1 overs
Sean Morgan 3 for 60
The first team had a disappointing result when they lost by seven wickets away to relegation threatened Great Ayton 2nd XI after failing to defend their impressive first innings score of 237.
All rounder Sean Morgan (pictured above) was once again the stand out performer for Aycliffe, firstly scoring an unbeaten 34 off 38 balls with the bat and then taking the only three wickets to fall when the homeside replied, finishing with the creditable figures of 3 for 60 from his 15 overs of seam bowling.
Aycliffe picked up six bonus points from this draw and they now have 165 points in total from 14 games played and remain in eighth place in the NYSD 2nd division table.
Photo attached of Aycliffe 1st XI bowler Sean Morgan
Saturday 9th July – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Maltby 2nd XI – weather was hot and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 122 all out after 38.4 overs
Dan Craggs 35, Matty French 25 and Jai Sander 13
Maltby 2nd XI 123 for 2 after 23 overs
Dan Heaton 1 for 22
Newton Aycliffe’s young 2nd XI were well beaten at home by Maltby 2nd team by eight wickets.
The only bright spots of the game for Aycliffe were an excellent innings by Dan Craggs (sponsored by Your Holiday Booking), who top scored with 38 from 43 balls and a career best score of 25 from 62 balls by Matty French.
At the half way stage of the season, the second team remain in 11th place in the table with 79 points from 11 games played.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 16th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Maltby 1st XI
Saturday 16th July at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Guisborough 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI