Thompson hits another ton for Warenford

Brian Thompson made it two centuries in as many weeks when he guided Warenford to another victory in the Northumberland Cricket League at the weekend.

By Keith Hamblin
Monday, 8th June 2015, 4:05 pm

Thompson, who last week hit a ton and also claimed a hat-trick against Corbridge, was at it again against Cramlington on Saturday, hitting a splendid 111.The win helped Warenford maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

In the Premier League, Berwick 1sts went down to a 138-run defeat at the hands of Blagdon Park.

The home side batted first and they put on 256-9 in their 50 overs with Nigel Clough top scoring on 63, David Gibson hitting 63, and two others - Sam Eyres and Mark Foster 33.

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Bhavesh Soni was Berwick’s most successful bowler with figures of 5-40.

In reply Berwick struggled to hit the required rate. Sean Wales managed 34 and Lee Mark 28, but the tail was too long and with Paul Johnson taking 5-14 the Pier Field side were all out for 118.

Also in the Premier League, Tillisde 1sts lost by 44 runs against Corbridge.

Corbridge lost early wickets and were struggling at 35-4, but they recovered to make 115, with Michael Kirc her their top bat on 19.

Liam Hindmarsh took 3-29, with three others claiming two wickets apiece.

In reply Andrew Reed hit 23 for Tillside, but with Andrew Dover taking 5-19 they were all out for only 71 in the 23rd over.

In Division 1, Berwick 2nds beat Blagdon 2nds by 92 runs.

Ian Thomson led the Berwick charge with 80, and with Rory Hindhaugh on 42 they managed to put on a respectable 227-9, with David Johnson taking 4-30 for the visitors.

Blagdon then made a steady start in reply with four bats making decent contributions between 20 and 35, but the run rate was always below target and in the end they slipped to 135-6, with Brian Simmons claiming 2-29.

In Division 2, Warenford maintained their impressive start to the season with a 56 run victory away to Cramlington.

Brian Thompson hit his second successive century (111), and Ian Patterson 42, as they totalled 224-5.

Harry McCabe then hit 44 in reply for the home side, but with all the waren bowlers in the wickets, they were all out for 168.

Wooler claimed a seven wicket win over Hebburn in Division 3.

Michael Collins hit 38 after Hebburn made a poor start losing four early wickets, but with Andrew Aitchison, Robert Matthewson and Angus Todd taking three wickets apiec3e they found themselves all out for 137.

Wooler were more solid down the line with Les Porteous leading the way on 43 as they passed their target at 141-3.

Also in Division 3, Tillside 2nds beat Warkworth 2nds by ten wickets.

Warkworth only managed to put on 66 with Davy and Craig Robertson taking three wickets each.

Keith Bickerton (45) and Law Atkinson (32) then both carried their bats as the Etal side strolled to maximum points.