Sacriston Make It Four Out Of Five
Sacriston Colliery's first team made it four wins out of five in completed league matches this season, beating South Hetton by 146 runs.
The result sees them remain in second place in the table, 13 points behind leaders South Shields, who beat Washington by six runs this weekend.
Sacriston dominated South Hetton from the start of the game, posting 237 for six declared off 47 overs with Mo Ali scoring 93 and Martin Hubber 56. They put on a 136-run partnership for the second wicket to set the platform for the other batsmen to come in and to score freely.
When South Hetton batted they lost wickets regularly with Appleby taking three of the top order in his opening seven-over spell.
Only three of the Hetton batsman made it into double figures with a lot of them not giving themselves time at the wicket and looking to go too hard early on in their innings.
Ian Hunter was the leading wicket taker with four for 21 from his seven overs, and the biggest positive was Martin Hubber bowling again for the first time in over a month. He was delighted to take three wickets on his bowling comeback and the attack looks good for future games with all bowlers firing on full cylinders.
South Hetton finished on 91 as Sacriston completed a big win, picking up maximum points for the first time this season.
Next up sees Felling head to the Colliery ground on Saturday 5th July with captain Ian Hunter having a few selection headaches with the return of two players from holiday and possibly another from injury.
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