Newton Aycliffe Cricket Club’s 1st team, sponsored by Franks the Flooring Store had a very forgettable day away at bottom club Stokesley where they were beaten by three wickets in the NYSD 2nd division. After being asked to bat first, Aycliffe scored a rapid 206 all out after only 28.2 overs thanks to a blistering innings by Michael Howe (sponsored by Yvonne and Bob Wood), who was last man out for 79 off 64 balls, including ten boundaries and a six. Sam Telford also entertained with an aggressive 45 runs from only 20 balls faced and Darryn Bancroft chipped in with 22 to give Aycliffe their seemingly defendable total. However in reply, the home side reached their victory target after 59.4 overs with three wickets in hand despite some good bowling from Luke Telford (4 for 24) and Michael Howe (2 for 35). Photo of all rounder Michael Howe.

The 2nd team put in an excellent performance and were really unlucky to end up losing by just two wickets at home to third in the table Sedgefield 2nds in the NYSD 4th division. Electing to bat first Aycliffe made a below par 119 all out after 34.1 overs with Dan Craggs top scoring with 37 and good contributions from Dylan Tribley (16 runs) and Matty French (12 runs). In reply, opening bowlers Neil Bancroft (4 for 36) and Dan Weldon (2 for 42) and change bowler Lewis Gimple (2 for 20) had the visitors in trouble at 75 for 8, but the 9th wicket pair put on an unbroken partnership of 45 runs to take their side to victory after 26.1 overs.

The u17’s lost at home to Sedgefield by 36 runs in the NYSD Junior League. Electing to bat first, Sedgefield scored 127 for 4 in their 20 overs with captain Ryan Patrick the pick of the Aycliffe bowlers taking 2 for 14 with Jack Lowery and Iain Robson each picking up a wicket. In reply, opener Dan Bowmer batted really well, top scoring with 37 and he received good support from Dylan Tribley with 14 as Aycliffe got off to a decent start. However the homeside’s innings quickly went downhill as they were bowled out for 91 after 18 overs despite a fighting unbeaten 18 by 12 year old Leo Mercy.

The improving u15’s team put in another good performance away at Darlington in the NYACC league but unfortunately they were still defeated by 24 runs. The home side decided to bat first and scored 140 for 4 in their 20 overs with captain Lucas Pilling the pick of the Aycliffe bowlers taking 2 for 11. In reply, all rounder Pilling (37 not out) and Harry Wright (15 runs) gave the visitors a good start. This set the game up for a blistering innings of 47 not out from just 28 balls by Kyle Cuthbertson, who smashed the bowling all over the ground, hitting eight boundaries and a six, but his career best score was just not quite enough as Aycliffe ended on 116 for 4 after their allotted 20 overs.

The u11’s lost at home to Darlington by 38 runs in the NYACC league. However theere were still some good individual performances from the Aycliffe lads, Thomas Dearden scored an excellent 23 runs, Harrison Pearson scored an unbeaten 16 and Dan Heaton chipped in with 12 runs. There was also some good bowling from both Alfie Spensley and Thomas Dearden as they each took one wicket in the Darlington innings