Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 15th August – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Hartlepool 2nd XI – weather was cloudy and humid. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Hartlepool 2nd XI 186 for 9 after 50 overs
George Slatcher 4 for 28, Michael Howe 2 for 30 and James Layfield-Carroll 1 for 36
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 190 for 6 after 46.5 overs
Luke Telford 43, Sam Telford 38 and Chris Palmer 25 not out
Aycliffe’s first team won their third league game of the season defeating second in the table Hartlepool 2nd XI in a competitive game by four wickets.
The visitors batted first and found Aycliffe’s George Slatcher (pictured, sponsored by Dean and Tina Greaves) in excellent form with the ball taking a seasonal best 4 for 28 from his unbroken 12 over spell. When Aycliffe replied, there some very good performances with the bat with opener Luke Telford (sponsored by Subhan Christudas) leading the way when he top scored with his season’s best score of 43 from 65 balls and he hit six boundaries. Credit must also go to Sam Telford (38 off 36 balls) and a valuable unbeaten 25 off 28 balls from Chris Palmer which helped his side to victory in a tense finale.
This important win see’s Aycliffe’s first team consolidate sixth spot in the NYSD 2nd division table with 74 points from from games played.
The club’s 2nd team had a fixture free week.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 22nd August at 12.30pm – NYSD Division 2 – Marton 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 22nd August at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Stockton 2nd XI