Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 22nd August – NYSD Division 2
Marton 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was cool, showery and windy. Marton won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 72 all out after 29.2 overs
Adam Randall 17 and Adam Gittins 16
Marton 2nd XI 73 for 4 after 25.5 overs
Michael Howe 3 for 23 and Jack Slatcher 1 for 20
Aycliffe’s first team were defeated by six wickets away at top of the table Marton 2nds. Adam Randall top scored with 17 and Adam Gittins supported well with 16 as Aycliffe were bowled out for a below par 72.
When the home side replied Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bob Wood) bowled well taking 3 for 23 from his nine over spell, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a straightforward victory for Marton
This defeat see’s Aycliffe drop down the NYSD 2nd division table to 7th place with 77 points from six games played.
Saturday 22nd August – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Stockton 2nd XI – weather was cool, showery and windy. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Stockton 2nd XI 232 for 6 after 40 overs
Sean Morgan 3 for 39, Dan Weldon 2 for 62 and Leo Mercy 1 for 68
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 56 all out after 22.5 overs
Joe Haines 21 and Dan Weldon 10
The 2nd team were unsurprisingly outclassed by league leaders Stockton 2nds, who had several players with Premier league experience in their ranks, and Aycliffe were eventually defeated by 176 runs.
Aycliffe fast bowler Sean Morgan continued his fine run of form finishing with 3 for 39 from his 10 overs. In the home side’s reply, captain Joe Haines (pictured top) batted well scoring 21 runs from 28 balls faced and he hit three boundaries.
The 2nds drop down to 8th place in the 4th division table with 45 points from five games played.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 29th August at 12.30pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Rockliffe Park 1st XI
Saturday 29th August at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Richmond 4th XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August at 12.30pm – NYSD Division 2 – Northallerton 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Northallerton 2nd XI