Mainsforth Cricket report

There are some exciting competitions coming up this weekend at Mainsforth CC.
There are some exciting competitions coming up this weekend at Mainsforth CC.

The bad weather early in the week meant the junior fixtures were heavily affected and only the U13 side managed to get onto field. They travelled to local rivals Tudhoe and came away with an impressive victory.

Batting first, Mainsforth scored 106/5 and then restricted the opposition to just 64 with excellent spells of bowling from all the Mainsforth players.

With the sun finally arriving at Mainsforth on Saturday, the First XI kept the crowd entertained and on the edge of their seats with an exciting game against Kimblesworth CC.

Batting first, Mainsforth got off to a great start and were looking good thanks to an excellent 79 from Ryan Nicholson (sponsored by Durham Road Sweepers).

The rest of the batsmen struggled to get to grips with the bowling, meaning Mainsforth were all out for 149 and needing a strong fielding effort to claim victory.

All of the bowlers chipped in with wickets at key times and were backed up with some good fielding to help restrict Kimblesworth to 109 all out and claim victory by 40 runs.

The Second XI found life a little tougher as they visited Kimblesworth on the same afternoon.

The home side batted first and made the most of the small field before declaring on 200. The Mainsforth batsman found it a lot harder to get going and were all out for 117, giving Kimblesworth the victory by 83 runs.

The good weather hung around on Sunday as the Mainsforth CC Novices Competition got underway.

Mainsforth Social Cricket Club, Chilton WMC, The Eldon and The Royal Oak all booked their places in Finals Day with victories. Commiserations go to The Greyhound, Ferryhill Dynamo’s FC, Barf’s Boys and The Red Lion who all put in excellent performances but fell just short.

The Finals Day will be held this Sunday, July 7th, with the first semi final between The Royal Oak and The Eldon starting at 11am followed by Chilton WMC versus Mainsforth SCC at 1pm and the Grand Final due to start at around 3pm.

The bar will be open for food and drink throughout and the club is hoping for another big crowd to support all the players.

Meanwhile, Friday night (5th July) sees the start of the National T15 Competition as Mainsforth host Durham City CC in the first of the group stage games.

The 15 over games are fast paced and action packed, with coloured clothing, pink balls and music to match the action. With the bar open for food and cheap drinks, it’s the perfect way to start your weekend and the cricket club is hoping for a big crowd to help support the players in a key game.

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