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Northumberland Premier League weekend preview

THIRD-placed Berwick are eager to make it three wins in a row this weekend as they welcome local rivals Alnmouth and Lesbury to Pier Field.

THIRD-placed Berwick are eager to make it three wins in a row this weekend as they welcome local Northumberland Premier Division rivals Alnmouth and Lesbury to Pier Field.

Alnmouth will be looking to bounce back and make the top half after last week’s valiant effort against high-flying Bedlington ended in defeat.

Alnmouth captain Andrew Hodgson feels his side have underachieved so far this season but, despite their recent defeat, took positives from the game.

He said: “We were beaten on Saturday although we batted and bowled quite well.

“You just do not know – it is always good to get a win up there.

“It has been difficult to get into any rhythm because of the weather.”

Bates Cottage sit tantalisingly close to the drop zone, and their quest to secure themselves as a Premier Division outfit does not get any easier tomorrow as they travel to Bedlington hoping to distance themselves from a relegation dogfight.

Last time out, lowly Bates recorded a three-wicket away win over spiraling Warkworth and will be keen to follow up on their winning fortune tomorrow.

Unfortunately for Bates, however, Bedlington will be hoping to follow suit and extend their comfortable lead at the top.

Bottom-half side Blagdon Park, off the back of an important three-wicket win away to Stocksfield, entertain recently- faltering Tillside, who go into the game tomorrow having lost their previous two league matches.

 

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