A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 30th June – NYSD Division 2
Middlesbrough 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was warm and sunny. Middlesbrough won the toss and chose to bat first.
Middlesbrough 2nd XI 289 for 5 after 50 overs
Adam Gittins 2 for 42, Lucas Pilling 2 for 71 and James Layfield-Carroll 1 for 51
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 179 for 9 after 50 overs
Chris Palmer 49, Darryn Bancroft 24 and Adam Gittins 21
Aycliffe first team earned a deserved draw after a very tough match away at table toppers Middlesbrough 2nd XI. Chris Palmer (sponsored by Vanila Design and Print, pictured above) was given the man-of-the-match award after an excellent innings of 49 runs from 56 balls faced and Chris hit eight boundaries in his innings.
At the half-way stage of the season, the first team are in third place in the second division table having played 11 games, winning six, drawing two and losing three with a points total of 172.
Saturday 30th June – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Northallerton 2nd XI – weather was warm and sunny. Northallerton won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 154 all out after 43 overs
Ryan Patrick 68 and Jak Kennedy 12 not out
Northallerton 2nd XI for 117 all out after 29 overs
Neil Bancroft 3 for 29, Matty Greaves 3 for 37 and James Brown 3 for 41.
Aycliffe’s young second team put in a magnificent performance to beat Northallerton 2nd XI by 37 runs. Ryan Patrick (sponsored by A* Bathrooms) was quite rightly awarded the man of the match for a superb career best innings of 68 runs from 74 balls faced and it included nine boundaries.
At the half way stage in the season, the second team are in seventh place in the fourth division table having played 9 games, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 6 with a points total of 83.
This week’s only senior cricket fixture:
Saturday 7th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Hartlepool 2nd XI