A look at the local cricket results

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Berwick first team recorded a 109 run victory against Blagdon in the Northumberland Premier League on Saturday..

Berwick batted first and set the visitors 158 to chase.

Lee Mark opened up and hit a patient 39. Martin Hush also batted well for 20 coming in at three until he ran himself out going for a quick single.

Scott Middlemist then hit a positive 14 and Sean Wales hit 26 coming in at six.

The Berwick opening bowlers made light work of the Blagdon top order with Steven Emery bowling beautifully picking up 6-21 from nine overs and at the other end Wales picked up 3-25 from eight with Nalinda coming on for an over to pick up a wicket and wrap up the innings.

Also in the Premier League, Tillside 1sts suffered a 77-run home defeat at the hands of Corbridge. The visitors batted first and they made 181 all out with John Maude their top scorer on 42. David Hardy also hit a late unbeaten 31, which made all the difference come the final analysis.

The wickets were spread around with three bowlers - Sean Whitty, Duncan Sim and Jack MacDonald - taking two apiece.

Tillside then got off to a slow start and lost three early wickets, which put them in some trouble.

As they chased the gameJake Birkett hit 19, but as a top score that was never going to be enough, and in the end the Etal side found themselves reduced to 104, in under 28 overs.

Most of the damage was done by Andrew Dover who returned match-winning figures of 7-50 off his 13 overs.

Berwick second team recorded a six-wicket win against Blagdon second team on Saturday. Blagdon batted first and hit 163-6 from their 45 overs.

Pick of the bowlers was Mark Woodcock who picked up 3-37 from his 12 overs. Geoff Wilson also bowled with excellent control opening up.

Iain Thomson was the only failure in the Berwick chase as everyone in the top order contributed. Brian Simmons top scored hitting 50 opening.

David Currie (26) and Mark Woodcock (18) also batted well until John Woodman (14*) and Bhavesh Soni (23*) saw Berwick over the line.

Warenford’s second division title push in the Northumberland League suffered a hiccup when they were beaten by seven wickets at the hands of Cramlington 2nds.

Waren elected to bat, but it proved to be a bad decision with their usual reliable top three all struggling for runs (the contributed only three runs between them) and with Michael Thompson the top scorer on only 15 they were all out for a very disappointing 67 in 31 overs.

Jamie Parker took 4-13 from Cramlington, who then rattled off the required runs in less than 17 overs with Tony Kay on 45 not out as they reached 68-3.

The defeat means Warenford stay top of the second division with 411 points, with second placed Bates Cottages of 395, and Cramlington closing the gap in third on 389.

In Division 3 Wooler had a six wicket win away to Hebburn. The home side batted first and with Gary Taylot hitting an unbeaten 70 and opener Martin de Jager 47, they managed to out on 165-5 in their 40 overs. Robert Matthewson with figures of 3-11 was Wooler’s most successful bowler.

In reply the Glendale side saw Michael McLean hit an unbeaten 105 and Ian Clarke 42 as they put on 168-4, reaching their target in less than 26 overs.

Tillside 2nds beat Warkworth 2nds by six wickets when they met at the Castle ground. Warkworth struggled their way to 93-8 and it was only a late knock of 40 not out from Ben Briggs which saved their innings.

Kevin Logan took 3-18 with Luke Dickson and David Robertson claiming two wickets apiece.

Tillside, in reply, coasted to 94-4 in 21 overs with Kieran Bulken on 26 and Lee Dodd on 24 not out. John Briggs claimed 2-26 for Warkworth with the ball.

Also in the third division, Embleton had a big nine wicket away win to Monkseaton.

Gary Benns top scored with 47 as Monkseaton posted 104, being all out in 37 overs.

Gary Davison had the best figures of 5-24 for Embleton,who in reply eased their way to victory with only one wicket down as they hit 106 in 16 overs. Paul Carss hit 34 not out and Mathew Leetham 33 not out.