Northumberland Tour 2011

I’m pleased to report the Allstars had another successful tour of Northumberland this weekend. 
On Saturday we once again played Eglingham at their beautiful ground deep in the Northumberland countryside.  Some tight Allstars bowling, especially from Devers, Gren Thompson and Vivek Seth, restricted Eglingham to 131-4 in their 35 overs.  Tristan and Dave Halladay got us off to a flying start with 61 off the first 8 overs, and we won comfortably with more than 10 overs to spare.

Yesterday’s game against my cousin Ewan’s team BA Corinthians was just as close-run as last year’s game.  We made 137, Rob Jackson top-scoring with a courageous 35 despite being hit in the face by an accidental beamer.  Tony and Gus Grant both bowled excellent opening spells as we got off to a good start with the ball, but we couldn’t break the 8th wicket stand who took Corinthians to victory.

Once again Tristan did a splendid job organising the tour – many thanks from all the tourists!

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