Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 19th September – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Darlington 2nd XI – weather was sunny and warm. Darlington won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 234 for 9 after 50 overs
Adam Randall 66, Luke Telford 46 and Adam Gittins 27
Darlington 2nd XI 206 for 8 after 50 overs
James Layfield-Carrol 3 for 23, Jack Slatcher 2 for 39 and Sam Telford 1 for 6
Aycliffe’s first team were denied a win in their last game of the season when Darlington 2nds fought hard and batted out their allotted 50 overs to earn themselves a draw.
Captain Adam Randall (sponsored by DTS Joinery, pictured top) batted brilliantly for Aycliffe and smashed the visitors bowling to all parts of the ground finishing with his season’s best score of 66 from just 47 balls faced and his eye catching innings contained seven boundaries and four sixes.
The final league stats for the Club’s 1st team this season are :- played 11, won 4, lost 4, drew 2 and one game lost due to the weather. Final points total is 146 and the firsts finished 6th in the NYSD 2nd division table, a slight drop compared to last season’s third place finish.
Saturday 19th September – NYSD Division 4
Preston 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was sunny and warm. Preston won the toss and chose to bat first.
Preston 1st XI 226 for 6 after 40 overs
Thomas Dearden 3 for 33, Dan Weldon 1 for 35 and Sean Morgan 1 for 41
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 102 all out after 32.2 overs
Dan Weldon 58, Joe Haines 14 and Harry Wright 12
Our young 2nd team were well beaten away at Preston by 124 runs in their final game of the season.
Dan Weldon batted superbly for Aycliffe achieving his second half century in four games. He was last man out for a career best 58 from 78 balls faced and his excellent innings included ten well hit boundaries.
The final league stats for the club’s young 2nd team this season are: played 10, won 3, lost 6 and one game lost due to the weather. Final points total is 114 and the seconds finished a creditable 7th in the NYSD 4th division table for the second consecutive season.