Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 20th May – NYSD Division 2
Middlesbrough 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was warm and sunny. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Middlesbrough 2nd XI 212 for 5 after 50 overs
Luke Telford 2 for 54, Ramzan Hussain 1 for 37 and James Layfield-Carroll 1 for 56
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 215 for 8 after 48.4 overs
Luke Telford 123 not out and Chris Palmer 32
The first team won a very exciting game by just two wickets away at Middlesbrough seconds thanks to an extraordinary performance by Luke Telford (sponsored by Dean & Tina Greaves, pictured above).
Firstly all rounder Telford bowled a marathon 15 overs when the home side batted, finishing with two for 54 and then when Aycliffe replied, he opened the innings and carried his bat for a remarkable match-winning 123 not out from 140 balls faced, and in the process hit 20 boundaries.
It was Luke’s first century of his career, surpassing his previous highest score of 99 against Maltby in 2019.
Saturday 20th May – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Bishop Auckland 2nd XI – weather was warm and sunny. Bishop Auckland won the toss and chose to bat first.
Bishop Auckland 2nd XI 230 for 7 after 40 overs
Jimmy Newton 3 for 44, Dan Heaton 1 for 27 and Jai Sander 1 for 36
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 94 all out after 25 overs
Jimmy Newton 24, Will Dearden 15 and Tom Dearden 14
Newton Aycliffe’s young second team were well beaten by top of the table Bishop Auckland by 136 runs.
Aycliffe captain Jimmy Newton had a good all round game, firstly finishing with 3 for 44 from his 8 over spell and then top scoring in his sides reply with 24 from 18 balls faced, which included five boundaries.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 27th May at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Hartlepool 2nd XI.
Match Sponsored by Unison
Saturday 27th May at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Guisborough 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI