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Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League B2 Division - 2XI Matches 2004

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Under 15s
Under 13s & U11s
Captain Alex McLean
Matches
20
Won
10
Lost
5
Cancelled
5
 
Date
Opposition
Venue
Result
Points
Score
Opp Score
Best Bat
Score
Best Bowl
Figures
24-Apr Ryton Home  Won 1 Run
19 
111-7
110-9
C.Walton
35*
R.Bell
10-1-25-3
01-May Consett Away  Won 5 Runs
20
135
130
N.Pinnock
23
R.Bell
7.4-2-23-5
08-May Alnwick Home  Won 16 Runs
20
143
127
R.Bell
45
P.Hall
12.5-4-37-5
15-May Percy Main Home  Won 82 Runs
20
215-9
133
C.Walton
61
K.Crerar
8.2-3-19-5
22-May Seaton Burn Away  Won 79 Runs
20
194-6
115
A.McLean
57*
P.Hall
10-2-27-4
29-May Backworth Home  Lost 3 Wickets
5
163
167-7
H.Wright
51
D.McGregor
13-2-49-4
05-Jun Morpeth Away  Won 41 Runs
20
140-5
99
P.Ottaway
65*
D.McGregor
13-3-23-4
12-Jun Greenside Home  Lost 5 Wickets
5
180-5
183-5
P.Mukherjee
88*
P.Hall
13-4-50-4
19-Jun Lanchester Home  Lost 5 Wickets
5
192-7
193-5
A.McLean
64
J.Hill
12-1-34-2
26-Jun No Fixture      
 
 
03-Jul Annfield Plain Home  Rain
4
 
 
10-Jul Ryton Away  Lost 1 Wicket
7
176-5
177-9
R.Moller
57
K.Crerar
13-4-54-4
17-Jul Consett Home  Rain
4
 
 
24-Jul Alnwick Away  Won 111 Runs
20
246-3
135
C.Scott
86
R.Bell
11.3-1-32-4
31-Jul Percy Main Away  Won 65 Runs
20
133
68
R.Moller
39
R.Bell
13-0-46-5
07-Aug Seaton Burn Home  Won 148 Runs
20
203-6
55
R.Moller
56
C.Barlow
10-5-8-2
14-Aug Backworth Away  Lost 7 Wickets
1
96-9
97-3
P.Hall
30
R.Bell
7-1-38-2
21-Aug Morpeth Home  Rain
4
 
 
28-Aug Greenside Away  Rain
4
 
 
04-Sep Lanchester Away  Won 9 Wickets
20
169-1
168
O.Edwards
75
K.Crerar
11-1-48-4
11-Sep No Fixture      
 
 
18-Sep

Annfield Plain

Away Rain
4
 
 
       
B Division Cup
05-May Burnopfield Away Rain
Cup
19-May Burnopfield Away Lost 9 Wickets
Cup
104
105-1
C.Walton
42
C.Barlow
4.4-1-8-1
 
Captain's Report

My main aim for the season was to lead a side that would be competitive and not gift the opposing teams easy points. What the 2nd XI achieved this year was much more than I dared hope, but the team thoroughly deserved their success.

Two factors were instrumental - the weather, (when the chasing sides' fixtures were washed out, leaving them unable to make ground on us) but much more importantly, the spirit & performances of a side who genuinely believed they could win. This spirit carried the 2nd XI to a number of wins which could all too easily have gone the other way

As in previous years, a nigh number of people (30) played for the side at one time or another, but there was a core of players who played 10 or more of the 15 , completed fixtures, giving the side consistency and balance.

There were no outstanding superstars, but a number of consistent performers supported by team members who made important contributions when it mattered.

The batting line up generally looked solid on paper, and this was proved when the team achieved a sub-100 total only once (against Backworth on a damp track) and was only bowled out 4 times all season. 8 regular batsmen averaging 24 or more shows some solidity. However, it would have been more impressive to have scored 200-plus on more than 3 occasions - totals of 140/150 are going to be a lot harder to defend in B1.

Main contributors with the bat were Phil Hall (215 runs @ 35.83), Richard Moller (211 @ 42.20), Charles Scott,(220 @ 24.44), Oli Edwards (179 @ 35.80), Phil Ottaway (177 @ 29.50) and Alex McLean (288 @ 26.18)

Bowling was the team's strength - 3 bowlers took 20 wickets or more, with all the regular attack taking wickets cheaply, and none going for more than 4 an over. In limited overs games, economy is almost as important as taking wickets. However taking wickets reaps greater reward - from the 9 games when we bowled sides out, we gained a maximum 180 points.

Stars with the ball were Phil Hall again (23 wickets @ 12.13), Keith Crerar (28 @ 13.36), Roger Bell (23 @ 14.57) and John Hill (17 @ 19.76)

Chris Morgan took most of the keeping duties & did so very tidily indeed - for a big man, he is very quick indeed, with a safe pair of hands.

Mentioned in Dispatches

A number of people turned up to play when we were short, notably the Richards ( Jennings & Jackson), the Barlow’s (Phil & Mike), Chris Walton, Neil Pinnock, Andy Graves.

We also acted as I feel a proper 2nd XI should do, by having regular 1st team players who were looking to find form turning out for us and using their time with us to put in a performance that would make it impossible for the 1st XI selectors to ignore them. These players did so with a positive attitude, which in turn spurred the rest of the team to try that little bit harder.

My thanks to all of those who made the effort and contributed when needed ­without committed people like these, any 2nd XI is going to struggle to complete.

Someone who needs a special mention is Phil Ottoway - sadly an injury during the match at Ryton saw Phil on the sidelines until the last game of the season, however those of us who have played with him at some stage in his career appreciate that a vast wealth of experience and talent will need replacing next season now he has decided to step down.

Finally a thank you to Geoff for his tireless work on the square - I particularly remember his willingness to prepare a fresh strip at 11 am one Saturday on the other side of the square, as the original one was still damp. As I recall, we won that game - if it had been called off the whole campaign would have turned out so differently.

Alex Mclean 2004

 
Final League Table  
Premier Division
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
Tied Bonus Points
Total Points
Backworth
20
15
4
1
0
74
315
Ponteland
20
10
5
5
0
72
242
Lanchester
20
9
5
5
1
60
222
Greenside
20
9
6
5
0
60
219
Cosett
20
8
4
8
0
74
210
Morpeth
20
8
6
6
0
53
197
Annfield Plain
20
8
7
5
0
43
191
Alnwick
20
8
2
10
0
55
183
Ryton
20
3
4
12
1
57
125
Seaton Burn
20
4
5
11
0
44
124
Percy Main
20
0
6
14
0
30
44++

++ 10 points deducted for non-fulfilment of two Division B fixtures

 
League Partnerships  
Wkt
Score
Batsman
Score
Batsman
Score
Opposition
Venue
Date
1 151 O.Edwards 75 A.Graves 65* Lanchester Away 04-Sep
2 98 O.Edwards 61 C.Scott 86 Alnwick Away 24-Jul
1 94 O.Edwards 33 H.Wright 51 Backworth Home 29-May
1 89 O.Edwards 61 R.Moller 52 Alnwick Away 24-Jul
7 79* A.McLean 57* J.Varley 41* Seaton Burn Away 22-May
5 76 P.Mukherjee 88* R.Jennings 20 Greenside Home 12-Jun
1 73 R.Bell 45 C.Scott 24 Alnwick Home 08-May
2 64 R.Moller 56 C.Scott 38 Seaton Burn Home 07-Aug
6 61* P.Ottaway 65* P.Hall 22* Morpeth Away 05-Jun
3 56 A.McLean 64 C.Walton 37 Lanchester Home 19-Jun
5 54 C.Walton 61 N.Pinnock 16 Percy Main Home 15-May
5 54 P.Hall 30* R.Bell 31 Ryton Away 10-July
8 53* P.Hall 17* C.Walton 35* Ryton Home 24 Apr
3 53 R.Moller 57 P.Ottaway 31* Ryton Away 10-July
2 50 C.Scott 19 C.Bevan 29 Percy Main Home 15-May
 
   
Batting Averages - 150 Runs Also Batted
Name
M
In
No
Runs
HS
50
4s
6s
Avge
P.Mukherjee
4
4
2
122
88*
1
8
-
61.00
R.Moller
5
5
0
211
57
3
27
6
42.20
P.Hall
12
11
5
215
31
-
7
-
35.83
O.Edwards
5
5
0
179
75
2
22
-
35.80
P.Ottaway
7
7
2
177
65*
1
22
1
35.40
C.Walton
5
5
1
141
61
1
10
6
35.25
A.McLean
14
13
2
288
64
2
25
1
26.18
C.Scott
9
9
0
220
86
1
16
6
24.44
R.Bell
15
13
1
141
45
-
12
2
11.75
Name
M
In
No
Runs
HS
50
4s
6s
Avge
H.Wright
2
2
0
69
51
1
10
1
34.50
J.Varley
3
3
1
57
41*
-
2
1
28.50
C.Bevan
3
3
0
51
29
-
4
2
17.00
M.Darwood
1
1
0
17
17
-
-
-
17.00
N.Pinnock
4
4
0
62
23
-
4
3
15.50
R.Jennings
5
4
0
62
26
-
4
-
15.50
J.Ealey
1
1
0
11
11
-
-
-
11.00
A.Cruickshank
1
1
0
10
10
-
-
-
10.00
R.Jackson
9
8
1
67
18
-
6
-
9.57
C.Morgan
11
5
2
28
18
-
2
-
9.33
J.Hill
11
5
3
16
9
-
1
-
8.00
K.Crerar
15
9
2
55
16
-
4
-
7.86
C.Barlow
8
2
1
4
4
-
-
-
4.00
S.Eglintine
2
2
0
7
4
-
1
-
3.50
P.Barlow
3
2
0
6
6
-
-
-
3.00
G.Appleby
3
1
0
2
2
-
-
-
2.00
D.McGregor
2
1
0
2
2
-
-
-
2.00
A.Graves
2
2
2
81
65*
1
10
-
---
R.Fairweather
1
1
1
3
3*
-
-
-
---
M.Barlow
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
I.Moon
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
   
Bowling Averages - 15 Wickets Also Bowled
Name
Over
Mdn
Runs
Wkt
Best
5w
Econ
Avge
P.Hall
112
26
279
23
5-37
1
2.49
12.13
K.Crerar
105
20
374
28
5-19
2
3.54
13.36
R.Bell
86.2
9
335
23
5-23
2
3.88
14.57
C.Barlow
40
8
121
7
2-8
-
3.03
17.29
J.Hill
120
24
336
17
3-24
-
2.79
19.76
C.Walton
34.4
3
123
4
1-9
-
3.55
30.75
Name
Over
Mdn
Runs
Wkt
Best
5w
Econ
Avge
J.Ealey
4.3
0
5
2
2-5
-
1.11
2.50
D.McGregor
26
5
72
8
4-23
-
2.77
9.00
R.Fairweather
13
7
11
1
1-11
-
0.85
11.00
O.Edwards
14
1
36
3
3-31
-
2.57
12.00
S.Eglintine
5
1
18
1
1-15
-
3.60
18.00
H.Wright
16
4
45
2
1-2
-
2.81
22.50
C.Scott
4
0
12
0
0-12
-
3.00
---
A.McLean
1.2
0
9
0
0-9
-
6.77
---
N.Pinnock
1
0
1
0
0-1
-
1.00
---
J.Varley
0.3
0
0
0
0-0
-
0.00
---
 
Catches Run Outs
4
R.Bell, R.Jackson, O.Edwards
3
C.Bevan, J.Varley, A.McLean, R.Moller, C.Scott, K.Crerar
2
C.Walton
1
G.Appleby, P.Ottaway, P.Mukherjee, D.McGregor, A.Graves, P.Barlow, J.Ealey, J.Hill
2
P.Ottaway
1
R.Bell, K.Crerar, A.McLean, C.Barlow, RD.Jennings, R.Moller
   
Wicket Keeping  
Name
Mch
Ctch
Stm
Bye
Total
C.Morgan
10
4
3
74
7
A.Graves
1
3
0
6
3
A.McLean
1
0
1
9
1
R.Moller
2
0
0
12
0
M.Darwood
1
0
0
9
0