Two centuries for Warenford batsmen

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Warenford’s push for the second division title in the Northumberland League continued when they beat Corbridge by 119 runs at the weekend.

And the foundation for their victory was laid by opening batsmen Brian Thompson and Daniel Patterson, who both hit centuries.

Thompson, who has now hit six tons this year for an average of almost 89, hit 106, whilst partner Patterson smashed his way to 122 not out.

This helped Waren set a target of 247-1 off their 40 overs.

Corbridge lost four early wickets and struggled from that point on.

Chris Roberts put up some resistence with 45, whilst Andrew Dover hit 28, but they struggled their way to 127-7.

Ryan Thompson had the best figures for Warenford with 3-32.

Warenford, who have lost only one of their 18 scheduled matches, top the table on 410 points, with fellow contenders Bates Cottages on 390.

It wasn’t a good day for Tillside and Berwick in the Northumberland Cricket League with both sides slipping to defeat on Saturday.

Tillside 1sts lost by seven wickets to Gateshead EM.

Cameron McGregor top-scored with 39 as Tillside batted first and put on 131, being all out in less than 32 overs.

Tabashir Alam took 4-51 with Zhoab Shahid taking 3-28.

GEMs chased the total down in less than 16 overs for a comfortable victory with Hassan Muhammad making 62 and Omer Hussain 41.

Berwick 1sts went down by a massive 215 runs when they faced Bates Cottages at the Pier Fields.

Bates posted 315-7 in their 50 overs with Berwick all out for 100 in reply.

Ross Symiongton hit 16 boundaries on his way to a knock of 130 for Bates, with Gavin Turnbull hitting 48.

Sean Wales took 3-66 and was Berwick’s best bowler.

In reply, Berwick lost four batsmen to ‘ducks,’ three of them going early on.

Lee Mark hit 29, but there was no back-up and Berwick ended up being well beaten.

Matty Walton took 4-20 for Bates.

In Division 1 Berwick 2nds went down by two wickets when they faced Tynemouth 3rds.

Mark Woodcock hit 43 as Berwick, batting first made 131, with 47 of those coming from extras.

Richard Hay was the pick of the home bowlers with figures of 4-23.

Simon Ward then hit 65 not out as Tynemouth closed in on their target, but it was a crucial stand of 35 to protect the ninth wicket which finally saw them over the line.

Woodcock was also the pick of the Berwick bowlers with 3-19.

In Division 3 it was local derby day with Tillside 2nds playing host to Wooler.

And it was the Etal side who emerged with the spoils, taking a three wicket victory.

Wooler batted first and put on 131-9 with Angus Todd top-scoring on 53 and Ian Clarke adding 27.

The wickets were spread around with four Tillside bowlers each claiming two wickets apiece.

In reply Law Atkinson hit 57 as Tillside went on to take the honours with 132-7, reaching their target in the 39th over.

Luke Dickson was on 21 not out at the end, and the best of the Wooler bowlers was Andrew Aitchison who finished with 3-30.