Bates Cottages are waiting in the wings to replace the NTSL
bottom club after they secured the Northumberland League championship a couple of weeks ago.
Callum Barnes was the pick of the bowlers for the NTSL
with 3-23 while Joe Gibson bagged 2-39.
Bates Cottages will be hoping to follow in Alnmouth and Bedlington's footsteps in making the move to the NTSL
as Northumberland League Premier Division champions.
Once the playing business is done it's then just a matter of having their promotion rubber-stamped, the Cottagers moving house to the NTSL
should they meet the necessary criteria.
This year it is expected that the bottom club in NTSL
A2 will be relegated to the Northumberland competition to replace the promoted team, but things are not completely cut and dried in that respect as yet.
James Rainford batting for Tynedale <Bduring their NTSL
A1 match against Alnmouth & Lesbury Steve Miller
Ben Oliver bowling for Alnmouth during their rain-affected NTSL
|Division A1 clash with Annfield Plain.
Australian Anthony Quarrel, who four days earlier had scored an unbeaten half-century in a cup game against the same opponents, smashed a new individual high for the club in NTSL
cricket, hitting 29 fours and a solitary six on his way to 195 not out.
BEFORE the season began ex-Durham star Neil Killeen felt this would be a transitional season for Annfield Plain in the NTSL
, and his predictions have proved accurate.
LEADERS Tynedale face champions Swalwell as the NTSL
season reaches its halfway point this weekend.
In Division Two Shildon Railway have left to join the NYSD, but in come Burnopfield from the NTSL
, along with Houghton and Littletown from the NE Durham League.
title hopefuls Shotley Bridge and Annfield Plain go head-to-head tomorrow, in a game that could help shape both clubs' seasons.