Thompson ton eclipsed by hat-trick for Warenford

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Brian Thompson was the star of the show for Warenford as they beat Corbridge in Division Two of the Northumberland Cricket League.

The veteran hit a century, 110, and then followed it up with the ball, taking 4-11, which included a hat-trick.

During their innings, Thompson was well supported by Daniel Patterson, who followed up last week’s ‘ton’ with a knock of 94.

This helped Waren post a big score of 266-3, which was always an unlikely target.

Corbridge were all out for 171, giving the home side a 95-run victory. Opener Mike Stephenson hit 48 for Corbridge, but once again it was Thompson who claimed the headlines with his hat-trick.

Tillside beat Gateshead Ethnic Minorities by six wickets in the Premier Division.

Gateshead batted first and were all out for 142 in the 42nd over with Cameron McGregor taking 3-21 and Matthew Whitty 3-43.

Faizaan Ahmed was gateshead’s top scorer with 52.

In reply, Tillside hit 143-4 in 27 overs, with Liam Hindmarsh on 39 not out, Jake Birkett on 38 not out and Ross Hindmarsh on 30.

Berwick 1sts lost by six wickets when they travelled to Bates Cottages, also in the Premier.

Steven Emery hit an unbeaten 33 as Berwick struggled to 113 all out in only 29 overs, with Paul Baston and Michael Telford claiming three wickets apiece.

Ross Symington then hit 41 not out as the home side eased their way to 116-4 in less than 25 overs.

In a low scoring game, Berwick 2nds had a six-wicket win over Tynemouth in Division One.

The visitors were reduced to only 83 all out with Simon ward their top scorer on 25. Geoff Wilson was the main reason for this as he returned figures of 6-24.

Richard Davison then hit 32 not out and David Currie 31 as Berwick coasted to victory.

In Division Three it was derby day with Wooler taking on Tillside 2nds.

And it was the Etal side who emerged victorious, taking a 60 run win.

Keith Bickerton hit a fine 98, and Jamie Pick 39, as Tillside put on 184-5. Robert Matthewson with 2-48 was the best wicket-taker.

Only Thomas Comber (33) managed to put up any resistance for the Glendale side with the bat as they were all out for 124 with Kevin Logan claiming 4-27.