Impressive bowling figures by Jack Slatcher weren’t enough for Aycliffe as their winning runcame to an end at Darlington…
Saturday 22nd July – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Darlington 2nd XI – weather was warm and sunny once the heavy rain showers had passed. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Darlington 2nd X 163 for 8 after 39 overs
Jack Slatcher 3 for 14 and Patrick Howe 3 for 58
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 73 all out after 27.2 overs
Adam Gittins 31 not out and Joe Haines 15
Aycliffe’s first team were well beaten at home to promotion hopefuls Darlington 2nd XI by 90 runs. Jack Slatcher (pictured above, sponsored by Mr & Mrs Greaves) was given the man of the match award for an excellent spell of bowling, finishing with the superb figures of 10 overs, 4 maidens, 3 wickets for just 14 runs. Captain Adam Gittins also deserves credit for a fighting unbeaten 31 off 61 balls in a gallant effort to save the game for Aycliffe.
The 2nd team had a fixture free week.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 29th July at 1pm – NYSD Division 2 – Northallerton 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 29th July at 1pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Saltburn 2nd XI