A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 18th August – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Marske 2nd XI – weather was mild and breezy. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 201 all out after 47.1 overs
Adam Gittins 61, Darryn Bancroft 41 and Chris Palmer 34
Marske 2nd XI 73 all out after 31.3 overs
Jack Slatcher 5 for 34, Michael Howe 3 for 12 and Luke Telford 2 for 10
Newton Aycliffe’s 1st team won their fourth consecutive game with a massive 128-run victory at home to Marske 2nd XI.
Adam Gittins (sponsored by Pheonix Energy, pictured in action above) was given the man-of-the-match award after he ground out 61 runs from a marathon 139 balls faced to help cement the Aycliffe innings together.
Special mention must also go to opening bowler Jack Slatcher another outstanding performance with the ball during which he took five wickets for 34 runs from his lengthy 13 over spell when the visitors batted.
The win maintains Aycliffe’s outside chance of promotion and they remain in third place, still 21 points behind 2nd place Middlesbrough in the second division table, with just four games to left to play this season.
This week’s first team cricket fixtures are:
Saturday 25th August at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Redcar 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Northallerton 1st XI
And this week’s 2nd team cricket fixtures are:
Saturday 25th August at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Northallerton 2nd XI
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Preston 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI