Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 17th June – NYSD Division 2
Barnard Castle 2nd XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI – weather was warm and cloudy. Barnard Castle won the toss and chose to bat first.
Barnard Castle 2nd XI 323 for 7 after 50 overs
Terence Smit 2 for 40, Luke Telford 2 for 79 and Matty Greaves 1 for 40
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 280 for 6 after 53 overs
Adam Gittins 106 not out, Luke Telford 100 and Sam Telford 20
Newton Aycliffe earned a hard fought draw in a genuine run fest away at Barnard Castle 2nd XI as two Aycliffe players scored centuries in the same game, which is the first time that has ever happened in the club’s history.
Luke Telford scored his second century of the season, reaching exactly 100 off 117 balls and his brilliant innings contained 17 boundaries.
Adam Gittins (sponsored by BHP Law) also got in the mood as he reached three figures for the first time in his career, eventually finishing his superb innings with an unbeaten 106 off 134 balls, including 16 boundaries.
The match aggregate of 603 runs was also a club record for the most runs ever scored in a single game beating the previous best by 80 runs.
Aycliffe picked up ten bonus points from their draw with Barnard Castle and have now accrued 85 points from nine games played and remain in ninth place in the NYSD 2nd division table, just seven points above the relegation places.
Saturday 17th June – NYSD Division 4
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Yarm 2nd XI – weather was warm and cloudy. Newton Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI 249 for 7 after 40 overs
Jimmy Newton 108, Matty French 37 and Tom Dearden 29
Yarm 2nd XI 184 for 8 after 40 overs
Tom Dearden 1 for 30, Leo Stout 2 for 18 and Jimmy Newton 1 for 28
Newton Aycliffe’s second team fought hard but eventually had to settle for a well earned draw when they frustratingly were unable to take the last two visitors wickets.
Captain Jimmy Newton had a memorable day as he smashed the bowling to all sides of the ground to score his maiden century, finally being dismissed for a career best 108 runs. Newton scored his first 50 off 24 balls and then reached his first century off 56 balls. Newton’s brilliant innings eventually ended on 108 from 60 balls and he hit 17 boundaries and three sixes.
The second team earned 17 points from their draw with Yarm 2nds and have now accrued 101 points from 11 games played and drop down to eighth place in the NYSD fourth division table.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 24th June at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Maltby 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 24th June at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd XI v Maltby 2nd XI