3rds suffer heavy defeat away to Wooler CC
By Graeme Hallam
67 all out not enough...
The Third Team travelled to Wooler for the first time and were put in to bat when skipper Neil Bennett again lost the toss. Sadly, Tynemouth also lost the plot and were dismissed for only 67 despite having potential quality in their batting line up. Geoff Simpson opened up with a quick 23 including four boundaries; Andrew Davison hit 11 with two boundaries and Bennett 12 with three boundaries. Otherwise, it was a trudge back to the pavilion and delayed teas with Wooler keen to complete the demise. For Wooler the opening pair of Robert Matthewson and Andrew Aitchison each claimed 4 wickets.
The Wooler victory did not come until the 24th over as Tynemouth rallied their troops and managed to bowl seven maidens but the end was inevitable and only one wicket fell. Ed Snelders bowled a tight 5 overs with 1-10 as keeper Lee Reed held on to one for him. Don Catley opened the bowling with 4-2-5-0; youngsters Hamish Swaddle-Scott (12 off 4), David Mohon (13 off 4) and Will Perry (5 off 3) each bowled a good line to frustrate the hosts. Wooler skipper Les Porteous top scored with 29 not out.