Aycliffe pace bowler Jack Slatcher smashed an Aycliffe club record with a dazzling 10-wicket haul.
The 20-year-old swing wizard skittled Yarm’s second team out in under 11 overs as Aycliffe’s second XI romped to a record-breaking victory at Aycliffe Sports Club.
Slatcher became the first ever Aycliffe player to take all ten wickets in a game and in the process set a new club record for the most second team wickets in a season with his total currently standing at 57.
Although yet to be verified, Aycliffe also think Slatcher’s dream performance might be the best in the NYSD League’s 122-year history.
“It’s an outstanding achievement for someone who only started playing cricket last season!” said club secretary Lee Weldon.
Captain Adam Gittins also broke a long-standing second team club record with a seasonal runs aggregate of 518 by notching 73 not out as Aycliffe hit 226 for six.
Yarm managed just 33 as Slatcher took an incredible 10 wickets for just four runs, bowling three maidens, in 5.3 overs.
Meanwhile, Aycliffe’s first team were also in action last weekend…
Darlington RA 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was overcast and humid. Aycliffe won the toss and asked RA to bat first.
Darlington RA 1st XI 178 all out after 49 overs
Luke Telford 4 for 49, John Cavanagh 3 for 46 and James Layfield-Carroll 2 for 30
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 182 for 5 after 34.4 overs.
Tom Young 43, John Cavanagh 38 and Stephen Sweeney 24 not out
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI had a solid five wicket win away at Darlington RA. Man of the match was John Cavanagh (sponsored by CVO Fire) for his all round display with bat and ball. Aycliffe move up to 5th place in the table with 286 points from 21 games.
This week’s fixtures:
Saturday 29th August at 1.00pm
NYSD Division 2: Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Marske 2nd XI
NYSD division 3: Preston 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August at 1.00pm
NYSD Division 2: Seaton Carew 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
NYSD Division 3: Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Billingham Synthonia 2nd XI