Lee Weldon’s weekly round-up from the wicket…
Saturday 20th July – NYSD Division 2
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Thornaby 2nd XI – weather was warm and overcast. Aycliffe won the toss and chose to bat first.
Newton Aycliffe 1st XI 178 for 8 after 50 overs
Chris Palmer 38, Adam Gittins 31 and Sam Telford 29
Thornaby 2nd XI 53 all out after 21.5 overs
Michael Howe 6 for 29 and Jack Slatcher 4 for 22
Aycliffe’s first team picked up their third successive maximum 25 point victory of the season after demolishing Thornaby 2nds by 123 runs at Moore Lane. Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bob Wood, pictured above) was in inspired form taking a career best six wickets for 29 runs from his lengthy 10.5 over spell.
The win moves Aycliffe’s first team up to sixth place in the NYSD 2nd division table, which is their highest position in the table this season, with 186 points from 14 league games played.
Photo attached is Aycliffe bowler Michael Howe in action.
This week’s senior cricket fixtures:
Saturday 27th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Rockliffe Park 1st XI v Newton Aycliffe 1st XI
Saturday 27th July at 1.30pm – NYSD Division 4 – Newton Aycliffe 2nd v Rockliffe Park 2nd XI
Sunday 28th July at 1.00pm – NYSD Division 2 – Newton Aycliffe 1st XI v Bedale 1st XI