A round-up of the weekend’s cricket action…
Saturday 11th August – NYSD Division 2
Maltby 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was warm and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Maltby 1st XI 110 all out after 35.1 overs
Michael Howe 4 for 40, Patrick Howe 3 for 6 and Jack Slatcher 2 for 46
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 112 for 4 after 25.1 overs
Darryn Bancroft 39, Jack Slatcher 29 not out and Adam Gittins 26 not out
Newton Aycliffe’s 1st team won their third consecutive game with a comfortable six wicket victory away at Maltby firsts.
Adam Gittins (sponsored by Pheonix Energy, pictured in action above) was given the man-of-the-match award after his patient unbeaten innings of 26 from 52 balls, including four boundaries, helped to see Aycliffe home to victory. Also earlier in the game, Adam held onto three excellent catches during the Maltby innings taking his seasonal total to 21 catches, which is a new first team record for the most outfield catches in a season.
The win consolidates third place for Aycliffe, 21 points behind 2nd place Middlesbrough in the second division table with just five games to left to play this season and still in with a chance of promotion.
Saturday 11th August – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Maltby 2nd XI – weather was warm and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 226 for 6 declared after 35 overs
Lewis Gimple 61, Neil Bancroft 47 and Ryan Patrick 35
Maltby 2nd XI 160 for 6 after 45 overs
Lewis Gimple 3 for 21, George Slatcher 1 for 5 and Dan Weldon 1 for 13.
Aycliffe’s young second team continued their recent good form with a dominant display which unfortunately ended as a high scoring draw at home to Maltby 2nds.
Lewis Gimple was the man-of-the-match after a superb all-round performance, top scoring in the Aycliffe innings with 61 off 63 balls faced, including 11 boundaries and then in the Maltby innings, he finished a marathon spelling of bowling with the excellent figures of 3 for 21 from 12 overs.
The second team’s recent good run has seen them climb up the fourth division table and they now sit in 5th place with 143 points and they have just four games left to play this season.
This week’s only senior cricket fixture is:
Saturday 18th August at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Marske 2nd XI