NE Premier League: Washington Geeringh up for survival party after third successive victory

Washington made it three league wins on the trot to ensure their survival in Division One, comfortably beating visitors Mainsforth by 78 runs.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 3:00 pm
Durham Academy batsman Chris McBride hits a single against Hetton Lyons. Picture by Tim Richardson

In their score of 219-8, Trent Mais hit 32, with four boundaries, and some excellent late order batting from Ash Thorpe (43, with five fours) and Darren Geeringh (53, with three fours and three sixes), ensured a decent 55-over score. Matthew Brown and Curtis Bihari both struck twice.

In reply, Mainsforth’s Jonny Barnes, opening the batting, made 49 and Garry Cummings 33, but they were all out for 141, as Gavin Main (4-34) and Josh Wilson (3-30) wrapped the game up for the home side. Graeme Race struck twice.

Sunderland made a whopping 268-6, but still lost at home to Burnmoor.

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Greg Applegarth (55), Talal Khan (50), Kamran Shah (96no) and Muhammad Khalil (40), made up the majority of the runs for the Ashbrooke men.

But Burnmoor were up for the challenge from the off, opener Steven Meek cracking an unbeaten century (101no) to lead the way, with excellent help from Ross Hodgson (49) and Paul Craig (85no). Definitely a day for the batsmen.

Tudhoe remain rooted at the bottom despite a valiant effort at home to Boldon.

They scored 203, with Andrew Carrick (36) and Yashpal Singh (70) contributing well, but they were still some 71 runs short of Boldon’s massive 274-8 in 45.4 overs, after Umar Waheed’s impressive (5-4) bowling figures.

Boldon’s Calum MacLeod smashed 103, with 14 fours, with veteran Geoff Sargon adding 73 not out, with six fours and five sixes, to create the huge score, backed by Nick Sampson-Barnes (28) and Nathan Hewitt (24). David Sexton (3-79) and Michael Coulthard (3-51) returned decent figures for Tudhoe.

Blaydon, who are now 31 points clear of Tudhoe, had a decent draw at home to Willington in third.

The visitors batted first and made 221-5, Anand Singh scoring a brilliant century (107) and Jamie Dass added 39.

The home side replied with 160-5, with Geoff Stewart (50) and Joseph Reynolds (61), ensuring the draw and helping their relegation fight with seven points.

Felling went back to the top of the league after a 98-run win away at Seaham Harbour, whose defeat did not help the home side’s relegation worries.

The visitors made 212-4, with openers Stuart Walker making 52 and Gary Scott 51 and then a further half-century from Ian Hunter (58), ensuring the declaration.

In reply, Seaham caved in for 114, with only Andrew Boal with (41) and Ian Pattison (38) showing any resistance against the Felling attack, with Paul Leonard (4-32) and Anthony Trotter (4-15) sealing the win.

Sacriston could only draw at Brandon.

They made 182-9, with opener Daniel Anderson (44), Craig Burke (40) and a late blast from Graeme Wrightson (36no) scoring the bulk of the runs. Moin Ashraf was the pick of the bowling with 4-36.

The home side then dug in and made 167-4, with David Lawlor (35) and Ryan Pringle (46) starring, to ensure the draw.