The firsts went into their game against Beamish looking for a win. Beamish batted first making 147 for 8 off their 45 overs. With Chris Vallance taking 0 for 13, Derrick Steinberg 1 for 40, Connor Henderson 2 for 28, James Messer 1 for 19, Jack Holding 3 for 18 and Glen Moody 0 for 22. As has been the case this season, we struggled with the bat, Bob Batie was caught for a duck, Tom Rennie was bowled for 29, Scot Gillan bowled for 5, Luke Richardson caught for 7, Stuart Archbold caught for 24, Connor Hendeson caught for 3, James Messer bowled for 1, Jack Holding caught for 8, Chris Valance caught for 7, Glen Moody not out 16 and Derrick Steinberg LBW 3, giving us a total of 123 all out. Just 24 runs short of the target. A result which leaves us second from bottom, with 6 games to play.
Seaham Harbour at home.
Stanhope at home
Coundon home and away
South Hetton away.
The seconds traveled to Cleadon to face Simonside. The home team batted first, making 229 for 8 for their 45 overs. With Ian Kitching taking 3 for 32, Adam Bell 0 for 36, Grant Wilson 4 for 49, Kieran Burrell 1 for 37 and Davy Noble 0 for 63.
In reply Adam Thwaites was bowled for 1, Steve Hutchinson was stumped for 73, Graham Avent was caught for 4, Michael Petherick was caught for 19, Kieran Burrell was caught for 0, Davy Noble caught for 14, Michael Wildish LBW 0, Grant Wilson was caught for 52 (a first career 50, congratulations Grant), Adam Bell bowled 0, Richard Harrison LBW 1, and Ian Kitching 0 not out.
So some good performances from the seconds as our rebuilding season continues.
The seconds moved up to third despite the loss, sitting behind champions elect Kimblesworth and a strong Kibblesworth side.
We have three second team games remaining.
Tantobie at home
so three tough games to come.