A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 2nd July – NYSD Division 2
Guisborough 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was cool and cloudy. Guisborough won the toss and asked Aycliffe to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 206 for 5 after 50 overs
Mark Woodhead 111 not out, Adam Gittins 37 and Colin Myers 29 not out
Guisborough 2nd XI 152 for 9 after 50 overs
Colin Myers 5 for 34 and Michael Howe 2 for 45
Newton Aycliffe were denied a well earned victory away at Guisborough 2nd XI as the home side held out for a draw when they finished on 152 for 9 at the close of play.
The match however will be remembered for a fantastic unbeaten innings of 111 by man of the match Mark Woodhead (sponsored by Michaea’s Nails) and his memorable knock included 14 well hit boundaries.
Sunday 3rd July – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Guisborough 2nd XI – weather was sunny and windy. Guisborough won the toss and asked Aycliffe to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 239 for 7 declared after 49 overs
Sam Telford 79, Subhan Christudas 37, Michael Howe 27 and Ryan Dawson 27
Guisborough 2nd XI 162 for 8 after 51 overs
Mark Woodhead 3 for 45 and Patrick Howe 2 for 13
For the second time in two days, Guisborough thwarted Aycliffe when they again batted out for a draw to finish on 162 for 8 at stumps with the home side scenting victory.
Aycliffe picked up 17 points from each of their weekends matches with Guisborough and so the 34 points gained was enough to lift them out of the relegation zone and swap places with Guisborough who drop into the bottom four.
Saturday 2nd XI July – NYSD Division 3
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Billingham Synthonia 2nd XI – weather was cool and cloudy. Billingham won the toss and chose to field first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 124 all out after 34.5 overs
Stephen Sweeney 42, Jack Slatcher 33 and Dan Craggs 11
Billingham Synthonia 2nd XI 128 for 9 after 42.1 overs
George Slatcher 3 for 38
Aycliffe’s young team played brilliantly and were desperately unlucky to lose an exciting game by just one wicket at home to Billingham Synthonia. Stephen Sweeney was nominated as man of the match for his excellent innings of 42 from only 46 balls faced and included six boundaries and one six.
This week’s fixtures:
Saturday 9th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Darlington RA 1st XI
Saturday 9th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 3 – Sedgefield 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI