Lee Weldon’s final round-up of Aycliffe cricket action this summer…
Saturday 8th September – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Middlesbrough 2nd XI – weather was cool and showery. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Middlesbrough 2nd XI 164 all out after 46 overs
James Layfield-Carroll 3 for 31, Michael Howe 3 for 42 and Sam Telford 1 for 7
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 92 for 8 after 17 overs
Darryn Bancroft 29, Sam Telford 19 and James Layfield-Carroll 11
Newton Aycliffe first team’s final game of the season was badly affected by the weather as they drew at home to 2nd division champions Middlesbrough 2nd XI.
A total of 37 overs from Aycliffe’s innings was lost due to a three-hour stoppage for rain leaving the home side with the unlikely task of scoring 165 from just 17 overs to win the game.
James Layfield-Carroll (pictured above) was named man-of-the-match after some excellent bowling, taking three for 31 from 10 overs and then chipping in with 11 runs in the Aycliffe innings.
The draw gave Aycliffe 347 points from their 22 games with a playing record of won 12, lost seven and drew three, and their highest ever position of third in the second division table.
Aycliffe’s second team’s final game of the season was completely washed out without a ball being bowled away at Northallerton 2nd XI. The second team therefore finished their excellent season with a playing record of played 18, won five, lost nine and four draws. Points total 199 and a very creditable fifth place in the fourth division table.
Newton Aycliffe Cricket Club has its all-day Junior and Senior Presentation event on Saturday October 6 at the Sports Club, tickets are £5 for adults and £1 for Juniors. The next day, on Sunday October 7 at 6pm, the Cricket Club holds its Annual General meeting at the Sports Club and all members are invited to attend.