19th May 2023


           Wed 17th May 2023; Banks Cup Round 2; SNCC v Ashington (a)

Ashington 139-6 (20o) Matthew Potts 46, Jonathan Storey 37: Sadiq Khan 1-13, Gavin Paton 0-18,Josephine Nkomo 1-20, Jen McDowell 0-20, Jack Netts 2-29, Ben Sidney-Wilmot 0-18, Tom Seymour 1-15.

SNCC 115-8 (20o) Tom Seymour 11, James Ruddick 20, Aaryan Wagh 26, Angus Southern 30: Luke Hetherington 2-22, Graham Whitworth 1-27, Cameron Walker 0-9, Alex Tait 1-31, Matthew Potts 3-24.

Ashington won by 24 runs.


Ashington won the toss & chose to bat. Potts & Woolley faced the leg spin of Sadiq & seam of Paton. At 10 Woolley (4) was palpably lbw to Sadiq. At 21 Lavery (10) was bowled by Josephine's first delivery in the UK this summer, hitting the top of off stump.

Potts & Storey put together a partnership of 86, the left-handed Potts especially strong driving down the ground, through mid-on or extra cover. Spells for Jen Storey had a life in the 20's but had got to 37 (38b, 3x4, 2x6) when he was caught by Sadiq off Seymour, 107-3.

Potts 46 (36b,7x4) was caught by Sadiq off Jack Netts at 114. At 117, Whitworth was run out attempting 2 & at 129 Walker was bowled by Netts. The final total included 21 wides & 2 no balls. (Eventual defeat by only 24 meant these were significant numbers.)

Tom Seymour & James Ruddick faced Hetherington & Whitworth. James 20 (11b) smacked 2x4 & 1x6 before skying to mid-on, 27-1. 10 runs later Tom 11 (16b 1x4) was caught by Woolley off Hetherington. Sadiq (0) advanced to Hetherington & was bowled, 37-3.

Aaryan & Angus shared a steady partnership of 49 but at 86, after late acceleration, Angus 30 (28b 3x4 1x6) was caught by Ross off Tait. One run later, in seeking to up the rate, Gavin (1) was bowled by Potts, 87-5. 10 runs later Aaryan 26 (34b, 2x4) was run out, 97-6.

Ben (7) advancing, was also bowled by Potts at 100 & at 109 Woody (6) caught by Whitworth off Potts. The innings ended at 115 with Jack (7*), Josephine (3*) & only 3 wides in the total.

Taking chances, fielding with intensity, strike rotation, especially in the middle overs,  & few extras are so important in T20. We must continue to improve.

Sun 21st May: SNCC Academy v Gateshead Fell (a) 1330 40/40. 

Hope you can be there to support.



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