Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 15th May – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Saltburn 2nd XI (match sponsored by Unison) – weather was cloudy and chilly. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 230 all out after 44.1 overs
Adam Randall 79, Michael Howe 68 and Joe Haines 19
Saltburn 2nd XI 181 all out after 45 overs
George Slatcher 3 for 24, Luke Telford 3 for 59 and Jack Slatcher 2 for 27
Aycliffe first team put in a excellent performance to earn their first win of the season when they defeated Saltburn 2nds by 49 runs.
Captain Adam Randall (sponsored by DTS Joinery) batted superbly to top score for Aycliffe with a powerful innings of 79 from 80 balls faced, including eight boundaries and five well hit sixes and he shared a new club record 7th wicket partnership of 101 with vice captain Michael Howe who scored a season’s best 68 runs.
This much needed win moves Aycliffe up the 2nd division table to 8th place with 55 points from 5 games played.
Saturday 15th May – NYSD Division 4
Blackhall 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was cloudy and chilly. Blackhall won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 166 for 8 after 40 overs
Ryan Patrick 71, Matty French 28 and Tom Dearden 17
Blackhall 2nd XI 126 for 8 after 40 overs
Sean Morgan 4 for 21, Leo Mercy 1 for 6 and Joe Teasdale 1 for 23
Our young 2nd team continued their encouraging start to the season with a well deserved draw away at Blackhall 2nd XI. Ryan Patrick (pictured above, sponsored by A Star Bathrooms) was the star of the show, hitting a career best score of 71 off just 69 balls and his memorable innings included eight boundaries and a six. The draw helped to push the second team up to 8th place in the NYSD 4th division with 36 points from 5 games played.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 22nd May at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Hartlepool 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 22nd May at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Northallerton 2nd XI