Mixed fortunes for dale sides as season ends
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
DARLINGTON AND DISTRICT CRICKET LEAGUE
WHILE Raby Castle wrestled the A division title from Haughton, Barningham had a tough time against West Park RA.
Barningham were in trouble early on losing Toby Newton for a duck, clean bowled by Jacob Chew, before William Norris was forced to walk after an LBW when he was on six.
Chew also accounted for opener Colin Blackburn's scalp for 21.
The middle order got off to starts, but none went on to make a credible innings with Joe Blackburn going for 16, Gary Walker 22 and Jake Black and Nick Wright each getting 18 runs before being sent back to the pavilion.
West Park's Andrew Russell did most of the damage to Barningham's innings taking a splendid five for 22 from his ten overs.
None of Barningham's tail reached double figures and they were bundled out for 132 after 35 overs.
West Park lost only one wicket in their reply, with Adam l'Anson making 65 before being bowled by Carl Irving.
Simon Warne made 37 with the remainder of the target being made up by extras with 25 and Matthew Wheeler on 6n/o.
West Park won by nine wickets.
Elsewhere in the A division Aldbrough St John beat Spennymoor by 127 runs, Nunthorpe beat East Cowton by six wickets and Barton defeated Middleton St George by 45 runs.
Middleton-in-Teesdale enjoyed success in the B Division when they beat Oxbridge by 45 runs.
Oxbridge won the toss, sending Middleton in to bat.
Openers Oliver Welsby and Kamron Ibberson put on 13 and 12 respectively before both lost their wickets to bowler Chris Samuels.
It was left to Josh Rosengarten to rescue Middleton's innings, putting on 64 runs while wickets tumbled around him. Adam Chipchase, Lee Jopling and Kai North were all sent packing with ducks, while John Fletcher put on five and tail enders Aaron Hutchinson and Dylan Robson were both out on one.
Middleton ended with a seemingly unlucky 111 all out.
However, Oxbridge were not up to the task and only two of their batsmen Gary Chipchase and Craig Judd, along with extras, made it to double figures.
Pick of Middleton's bowlers was Oliver Welsby who took three for 11 and Anthony Coatsworth who claimed three for 12.
Tom Dent and Lee Joping to two apiece, clearing the Oxbridge batting line up with just 66 on the border.
Also in the B division Raby Castle 2nd XI put on 126 before being bowled out in the match they went on to lose by four wickets to Richmondshire 5th XI, and Houghton 2nd XI beat Cliff's seconds by two runs.
Recently returned Lands Cricket Club continue to enjoy success in the C division after a convincing five wickets against Middleton St George seconds.
The game was all the more remarkable for 12-year-old Blake Milroy who took three wickets for three runs in his single over.