A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 21st July – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Sedgefield 1st XI – weather was hot and sunny. Sedgefield won the toss and chose to bat first.
Sedgefield 1st XI 200 all out after 48 overs
James Layfield-Carroll 5 for 31, Patrick Howe 2 for 49 and Luke Telford 1 for 23
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 190 all out after 48.2 overs
Michael Howe 51, Jack Slatcher 50 and Joe Haines 27
Newton Aycliffe 1st team, who still sit third in the table, were beaten at home by new division two leaders Sedgefield by an agonising ten runs. Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne & Bob Wood, pictured above) was given the man-of-the-match award after scoring his fourth half century of the season, finishing on 51 from just 35 balls faced and his blistering innings included eight boundaries and a six.
This defeat opens up a significant gap and leaves Aycliffe, who are currently on 213 points, 27 behind second placed Middlesbrough, only one point ahead of fourth placed Barnard Castle and just three ahead of fifth placed Rockliffe Park.
Saturday 21st July – NYSD Division 4
Saltburn 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was warm and cloudy. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 102 all out after 30.4 overs
Neil Bancroft 38 and Lucas Pilling 21
Saltburn 2nd XI for 103 for 3 after 16.2 overs
Matty Greaves 2 for 30 and Neil Bancroft 1 for 32
Aycliffe’s young second team were easily defeated away at divisional champions elect Saltburn 2nd XI. Captain Neil Bancroft was given the man of the match award for an excellent innings of 38 from 41 balls during which the veteran hit five boundaries and two sixes in his innings.
This week’s senior crickets fixture:
Saturday 28th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 –Bedale 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 28th July at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Bedale 2nd XI