2s bounce back with convincing win at undefeated Tynemouth

17th May 2022

Tynemouth 174ao (40.2o) Andrew Lineham 55, Anthony Turner 40, Joel Hull- Denholm 16: Jacob McCord 0-32, Allan Davidson 1-18, James Ruddick 1-41, Sadiq Khan 1-19, Gregor Pearce 2-28, Ben Hobbs 4-29.

SNCC 175-3 (41.3o) James Ruddick 25, Parth Mannikar 56, Eashan Ragbir 47*, Alex Weetman 14, Calum Fletcher 1*: Barry Stewart 1-33, Sam Robson 1-32, Dan Thorburn 1-12.

SNCC won by 7 wickets 20 points: Tynemouth 3.


After three weeks of woe, the 2's bounced back to something like good form with a convincing 7 wicket win at undefeated Tynemouth. Choosing to bat, Tynemouth lost Hallam bowled Allan at 13 in the 4th. Then a superb, direct hit run out of Thorburn by Gregor from mid-off to the w/k's end, made it 18-2 in the 7th. Stewart was lbw to the leg spin of Sadiq at 47.

Hull-Denholm & Lineham consolidated until, at 84, Hull-Denholm (16) was lbw to James. Lineham & Turner then batted nicely, helped by wides & no balls ! The turning point came with the introduction of Ben Hobbs, bowling right arm, medium pace, down the hill. 

In his 3 rd over, having been hit for 3 consecutive 4's, U15 Ben got one to nip back into the left-handed Lineham (55) & bowl him, 143-5. Buoyed by this, Ben, bowling briskly on a nice length with some movement, had Robson caught by w/k Parth one run later, & at 148 bowled both captain Davison (0) & Walton (0). 4-29 in 6 overs, his first 2nd X1  league wickets for SNCC, bravo...a  match defining spell!

148-8 became 165 -9 when Beever was bowled by the leg spin of Gregor & at 174, in the 41st over, James caught Turner (40) at extra cover off Gregor.

SNCC opened with James Ruddick & Parth Mannikar. An opening partnership of 57 was interrupted when James (25) played on to Stewart. Eashan joined Parth & the two rotated the strike, often to the sweepers on either side, to such good effect that the total rose comfortably. At 125, a partnership of 68 ended when, having just hit the spinner for 6, Parth advanced again but chipped to mid-off for an enterprising 56.

Alex Weetman joined Eashan & the momentum continued with a partnership of 44. Alex departed for 14, miscuing to be caught, with the game almost won. The winning runs came in the 42nd over, Eashan 47* , Calum 1‚Äč*

Nice to win & to demonstrate we are capable of bowling straight, fielding well, (3 blemishes apart) & batting with intent. Too many extras again, 20 wides & 7 no balls, but a heartening performance nonetheless with things to improve.

The next league match is on Sat 21st May at home to Castle Eden. The 2's are in James Bell cup action at Tynemouth again tonight, Tuesday 17th May from 1800.

We must continue!.




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