HYMERS SETS UP TYNEMOUTH WIN
Felling 77 all out ( Walker 39, Hymers 8/33 ) lost to Tynemouth 79/3 ( Dinning 34)
A superb spell of medium pace bowling from David Hymers was the highlight of Tynemouth's win against Felling on Saturday in the North East Premier League. He bowled 15 overs and had the remarkable figures of 8/33 , restricting Felling to just 77 all out - a score that was easily passed by the home side.
Tynemouth Skipper, Ben Debnam , won the toss for the first time this season and wasted no time in asking the visitors to bat on a wicket that was rain affected.
Andrew Smith took the new ball from the Rugby end but it was his new ball partner , David Hymers , operating from the Golf Course end who took the honours. A simple catch by Club Professional Tahir Khan at slip saw former Durham player Gary Scott removed for just one , then Goudie was well stumped by Matty Brown for a duck and Heron was adjudged LBW for the same score. Felling were failing and Hymers was showing no mercy taking the wickets of danger man Mark Turner, Wright , Walker, Malthouse and Stephenson at which point he had all eight batsmen dismissed ! Walker was the one Felling batsman to offer any real resistance and his 39 was a good effort combining solid defence with well judged attacking shots . Any hopes of Hymers taking all 10 wickets went however when Tahir Khan removed Potts and then Trotter to finish with 2/12 off 10 probing overs.
Mark Turner and Gary Scott opened the bowling for Felling and when Turner had the returning Nick Armstrong dismissed LBW without playing a shot for a duck their hopes momentarily rose however skipper Debnam and Sam Dinning showed great resistance against a hostile new ball attack and moved the score past 50 before they were dismissed in consecutive overs for 25 and 34 respectively.
With the game won Matty Brown was able to prove his current good form by hoisting a huge 6 into Percy Park to finish the game in fine style.
Tynemouth travel to Stockton on Saturday and will be looking to follow up with another win against the Teessiders.
Main Sponsor , Paul Lonnberg from Granite Worktops Direct watched the game and was impressed with the win " The Club is going from strength to strength and it was great to see David Hymers bowl so well. "