Lee Weldon’s weekly reound-up from the wicket…
Saturday 29th May – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Barnard Castle 2nd XI – weather was warm and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first. Match sponsored by Midland Structural Services
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 176 all out after 46.3 overs
Adam Gittins 58, Sam Telford 39 and Jack Slatcher 14
Barnard Castle 2nd XI 180 for 5 after 29.2 overs
James Layfield-Carroll 4 for 41 and George Slatcher 1 for 43
Aycliffe first team were comfortably beaten at home by Barnard Castle 2nd XI by five wickets after a below par performance. Adam Gittins (pictured above, sponsored by Midland Structural Services) shone with the bat hitting his highest score of the season of 58 from 109 balls with seven boundaries.
James Layfield-Carroll (sponsored by Unison) also put in his best performance of the season taking four Barnard Castle wickets for 41 runs from his 8.2 over spell.
Despite the defeat, Aycliffe’s first team remain in 7th place in the NYSD 2nd division with 76 points from seven games played.
Saturday 29th May – NYSD Division 4
Maltby 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was sunny and warm. Maltby won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 152 all out after 36.3 overs
Dylan Tribley 40, Owen Smith 35 and Ryan Patrick 21
Maltby 2nd XI 67 all out after 26.2 overs
Joe Teasdale 3 for 27, Tom Dearden 2 for 11, Dylan Tribley 2 for 13 and Leo Mercy 2 for 14
The second team put in an outstanding all round performance to win away at Maltby 2nd XI by 85 runs. Dylan Tribley played his first game after missing the last three seasons through injury and put in a tremendous performance as he top scored with an aggressive innings of 40 from 42 balls with the bat and then finished with 2 for 13 with the ball during the homeside’s innings.
This impressive win helped to push the second team up to 7th place in the NYSD 4th division with 67 points from seven games played.
Bank Holiday Monday 31st May – NYSD Division 4
Bedale 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI – weather was sunny and hot. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 150 for 9 after 40 overs
Joe Haines 30, Ryan Patrick 21 and Dylan Tribley 17
Bedale 2nd XI 151 for 6 after 39.3 overs
James Layfield-Carrol 2 for 26, Patrick Howe 2 for 26 and Tom Dearden 1 for 22
Aycliffe 2nds lost the second game of their weekend double header away at Bedale in a very tight game by four wickets. Joe Haines (sponsored by Eileen Quinn) top scored with 30 and a couple of wickets each for Patrick Howe and James Layfield-Carroll were the individual highlights of the game.
The bonus points gained from this defeat pushed Aycliffe up to a very respectable 6th place in the NYSD 4th division with 73 points from eight games played.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 5th June at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Thornaby 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 5th June at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Yarm 2nd XI