Derby win for Berwick over Tillside in Premier Division

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Berwick took the honours when they beat Tillside by four wickets in a Premier Division derby clash in the Northumberland League at the Pier Field on Saturday.

Tillside won the toss and elected to bat and with Jack Bagness top-scoring on 36, supported by Liam Hindmarsh and tail-ender Gareth Hill, who both added 27, the visitors managed to post a score of 156, being all out in the 48th over.

Scott Middlemist was the pick of the Berwick bowlers with figures of 4-32, whilst Nalindra Premchandra took 3-28.

Premchandra then went on to open the Berwick innings with a very solid 62, which included eight boundaries, and this put the home side in a commanding position.

James Patterson added 25 as the hosts went on to pass their target at 158-6 in the 48th over.

Jake Birkett and Cam McGregor each claimed two wickets for the Etal side.

In Division 1 Berwick 2nds went down by 62 runs on their visit to Hebburn.

Hebburn made 196 all out, whilst in reply Berwick could only manage 134, being all out in the 34th over.

In Division 2, table-toppers Warenford continued to impress with a five wicket away win over Monkseaton.

Matthew Devin hit 32 and Robert Zaretti 31 as Monkseaton put on 143, with Ian Paterson doing most of the damage, claiming 5-20 off his ten overs.

Paterson then hit 46 and Michael Thompson 25 not out as Warenford replied with 144-5, easing their way to victory, passing their target in the 36th over. John Hewitt claimed 3-15 for the home side.

In Division 3, Wooler won by 114 runs when they took on Ulgham.

Andrew Aitchison hit 71, and with Ian Clarke on 46, Tom Comber on 42 and Les Porteous on 41, the Glendale side made a big score of 234-6 in their 40 overs.

Jordan Cowe and Jeff Thomson both claimed two wickets for Ulgham, who in reply, on a good batting wicket, saw Joshua Sirs make 48.

But the rest of the team were unable to emulate his feat and with Stephen Mills taking 3-13 they were all out for only 120 in the 37th over.

Tillside 2nds won by 106 runs when they faced Embleton at the weekend in Division 3.

The Etal side batted first and put on 183-4 with Dave Reay the top scorer on a steady 71.He was ably supported by opener Keith Bickerton who hit 52.

Hedley Grey and Richard Alsept were the pick of the Embleton bowlers with two wickets apiece.

In replay Embleton were all out for 77 with Gary Davison the top scorer on 21.

Bamburgh lost to a very strong North East Select 11, including three Australians, by six wickets at the Castle Field on Sunday.

Electing to bat, the seasiders, despite losing an early wicket, made steady progress against a potent attack and Harry Lobb and Johnny Roxburgh took the total to 68 for 1 after 21 overs before they both fell within two balls - Lobb for a fine 40 and Roxburgh 24.

Two more wickets fell to seamer Dave Waters in a further five balls, so four wickets were lost in seven balls leaving Bamburgh 70 for 5.

The home side never recovered from this and were all out for 118. Nick Richardson finishing 23 not out

. When the select XI batted despite losing a wicket in the third ball of their innings Washington’s Aussie pro Troy Mais joined Richie Hanlon and added 53 in eight overs with Mais smashing 44 before being caught superbly by Richard Alsept off Andrew Wright on the boundry attempting to reach his 50.

Despite losing two more wickets, the select side passed the total in the 24th over.