Jacques sees us to the top

Jacques sends another ball towards the cemetery!

Jacques sends another ball towards the cemetery!


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Applause as Jacques Du Toit (right) reaches his century.

Applause as Jacques Du Toit (right) reaches his century.

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The crowd at Jesmond on Saturday were witness to a fantastic game of cricket when Newcastle 1sts entertained Benwell Hill. Newcastle looked to be in trouble at 61 for 4 but Jacques Du Toit and Jamie Carding set about changing the game. Carding was dismissed for an excellent 56 but Du Toit went on to destroy the bowling , compiling a brilliant 167 not out. His runs came off 115 balls and included 11 fours and 13 sixes enabling Newcastle to declare at 309 for 6.
The Hill made a great effort to chase this total but in the last few overs kept losing wickets. They were finally dismissed off the second ball of the last over only 11 runs short of the Newcastle total. Once again Du Toit was prominent, taking 5 for 68 backed up by some terrific catching from the Newcastle fielders.
The 30 point win takes Newcastle to the top of the NEPL Premier Division.
Full details on our playcricket website.