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Whitburn CC - 1st XI
Tynemouth CC - 1st XI
Sat 20 May 12:30 - North East Premier League - Premier Divison Drawn

TYNEMOUTH ON TOP IN WHITBURN THRILLER

Tynemouth 168-8 and 13 points Drew with Whitburn 181 all out and 8 points.

The First team game at Whitburn was rain interrupted and shortened. Both the Second and Third team games on Saturday could not take place.

Having dodged the rain all day, spectators at the lovely, tree-lined village ground in Whitburn were treated to an exciting finale. With just two overs remaining Tynemouth lost their 8th wicket on 148 and needed an unlikely 12 more runs to clinch the winning draw. However some fine ball striking from David Hymers and some dogged defence from Henry Malton got them home off the second last ball in a tense finish. On a wet and showery day skipper Ben Debnam had no doubt about asking the home team to bat first on what looked a wicket likely to suit the bowlers and so it proved most of the day.

The first half of Whitburn’s innings saw wickets falling regularly but at the other end Dan Shurben playing with great application and always punishing the loose ball. At 86-5 Whitburn looked in trouble, however with Shurben still at the crease he found a willing partner in Mark Elliott who, after a cagey start, worked hard to support his experienced skipper and began to score well to leg. A 50 run partnership was ended when Shurben was caught by Sam Dinning off the bowling of Martin Pollard. However the tail wagged and when last man Dan Quinnen was out Whitburn had posted an above par score of 181. Pollard was the pick of the bowlers, showing improved form and great control in his spell of 3-32 off 11 overs.

The away team’s reply did not start well with both openers back in the hutch with only 12 on the board. Northumberland new boy Matthew Brown then steadied the ship with Sam Dinning taking the score to 67 before he was bowled by Smith for 17. When Andrew Smith was caught behind from a brutish ball from the same bowler, Whitburn hopes of a win were raised with the score at 77-4. With the game finely balanced, Chris Fairley came to the crease to join Dinning and, after a slow start, began to hit the ball well and edging his team closer to victory. Dinning at the other end was rock solid and his 61 was a fine effort and hopefully a springboard for a successful season. Fairley made 39 but again wickets tumbled after his departure resulting in a nervy finish. However, this was a decent result for Tynemouth and their delighted supporters. Credit is due to both Smith and Waterson who bowled well for Whitburn throughout.

The result maintained 4th position in the League for the Tynesiders and they'll be looking to improve on that next Saturday with a home fixture against Newcastle. The game begins at 12:30, admission is free, spectators are welcome and the bar is open.

On Friday night Tynemouth host the Durham CCC Academy team in a T20 game at Preston Avenue. START is 6 pm.

Scorecard

Tynemouth CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Whitburn CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Daniel Shurben
ct. S Dinning, b. M Pollard
85
111
10
3
76.6
Lee Henderson
ct. C Fairley, b. A Smith
4
7
1
0
57.1
James Alan Thompson
lb. T Khan
9
41
2
0
22.0
Gary Burlinson
ct. M Pollard, b. A Smith
4
7
1
0
57.1
Ross Carty
ct. C Fairley, b. S Dinning
6
24
1
0
25.0
Andrew Turns
ct. S Dinning, b. S Dinning
0
6
0
0
0.0
Mark Elliott
ct. M Brown, b. A Smith
38
89
5
0
42.7
Kieran Waterson
ct. F Lonnberg, b. A Smith
9
12
0
1
75.0
Craig Smith
ct. A Smith, b. M Pollard
10
11
1
0
90.9
Ian Elliot
Not Out
2
3
0
0
66.7
Dan Quinan
b. M Pollard
1
5
0
0
20.0
Extras
1w, 4b, 6lb, 2nb
13
Total
for 10 wickets 52.2 overs
181

Tynemouth CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
David J. Hymers
7.0
2
31
0
4.4
Andrew Philip Smith
13.0
1
56
4
4.3
1nb
Tahir Khan
14.0
6
27
1
1.9
Sam Dinning
7.0
2
25
2
3.6
1w
Martin Lee Pollard
11.2
0
32
3
2.9
1nb

Tynemouth CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ben Debnam
ct. D Shurben, b. K Waterson
8
24
0
0
33.3
Niall Piper
ct. G Burlinson, b. C Smith
2
18
0
0
11.1
Sam Dinning
ct. D Quinan, b. K Waterson
61
109
5
1
56.0
Matthew Brown
b. C Smith
17
30
3
0
56.7
Andrew Philip Smith
ct. R Carty, b. C Smith
6
11
1
0
54.5
Christopher Fairley
ct. L Henderson, b. J Thompson
39
51
5
1
76.5
Tahir Khan
ct. J Thompson, b. I Elliot
4
5
1
0
80.0
Finn Lonnberg
ct. A Turns, b. K Waterson
6
10
1
0
60.0
David J. Hymers
Not Out
16
11
2
1
145.5
Henry Malton
Not Out
1
8
0
0
12.5
Martin Lee Pollard
 
 
Extras
5b, 1nb
6
Total
for 8 wickets 46.0 overs
166

Whitburn CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Kieran Waterson
14.0
4
40
3
2.9
1nb
Craig Smith
13.0
4
36
3
2.8
Mark Elliott
6.0
1
29
0
4.8
Ian Elliot
6.0
1
28
1
4.7
Dan Quinan
3.0
0
11
0
3.7
James Alan Thompson
4.0
0
17
1
4.3

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