Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 7th September – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Hartlepool 2nd XI – weather was mild and sunny. Hartlepool won the toss and chose to bat first.
Hartlepool 2nd XI 203 for 7 after 50 overs
Jack Slatcher 2 for 28, Patrick Howe 2 for 28 and Michael Howe 2 for 58
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 192 for 8 after 50 overs
Michael Howe 64 not out, Luke Telford 30 and Adam Randall 29
Aycliffe’s first team could only manage a draw at home to Hartlepool 2nd XI in an entertaining match. Aycliffe all-rounder Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bob Wood, pictured above) had an excellent game taking two wickets in the Hartlepool innings and then top scoring with his seasons best innings of 64 not from 77 balls faced and he hit eight boundaries. Michael Howe now just needs one more wicket from next week’s final game of the season to reach the notable landmark of 50 wickets and 500 runs in a season for the second consecutive year.
The draw keeps Aycliffe in fifth place in the second division table with 330 points from 23 games played and with just one game left to play.
This week’s only senior cricket fixture:
Saturday 14th August at 12.30pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Redcar 1st XI