Lee Weldon with his weekly round-up from the wicket…
Both of Saturdays senior league games were washed out without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain.
Sunday 28th July – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Bedale 1st XI – weather was warm and overcast. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Bedale 1st XI 105 all out after 35 overs
Jack Slatcher 6 for 29, James Layfield-Carroll 3 for 22 and Michael Howe 1 for 19
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 108 for 4 after 19.5 overs
Sam Telford 57 and Michael Howe 22 not out
Newton Aycliffe’s first team secured their fourth league win on the bounce with a straight-forward, six-wicket victory at home to Bedale firsts. Opening bowler Jack Slatcher was in unplayable form finishing with the outstanding figures of 6 for 29 from his 13 overs as was his fellow opener Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bob Wood) who bowled a miserly 12 overs finishing with the tight figures of one wicket for just 19 runs. When Aycliffe replied, acting captain Sam Telford (sponsored by Utlity Warehouse, pictured in action above and below) was in equally superb form hitting an impressive 57 runs off 44 balls including three boundaries and five big sixes.
Aycliffe move up to fifth in the 2nd division table, their highest position this season so far, with 212 points from 16 games played.
This week’s senior fixtures:
Saturday 3rd August at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Guisborough 1st XI
Saturday 3rd August at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Guisborough 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI