HALTWHISTLE’S second team won the Division Two Knock-out Cup after getting the better of Humshaugh’s second string.

And they had Robert Graham to thank for a superb five-wicket haul, and a steady batting performance.

Ed Crawford top scored with 25 for Humshaugh II, who were restricted to 111-9. Graham took 5-26 and Ben Cousins 2-20. In reply, Haltwhistle opener Jonny Wallace was bowled by Duncan Sewell, after notching up a tidy 31 runs. S. Marsh and Graham were 45 and 19 not out respectively, and no further wickets fell, as Haltwhistle reached 112-1. Despite having plenty of wickets to spare, Haltwhistle were made to work for 19.1 overs to secure the silverware.




Haltwhistle II won by nine wickets

HUMSHAUGH II: S Arnup st Hampshire b Graham 20; A Murphy ct Wallace b Cousins 21; A Fletcher ct Hampshire b Heppell 4; G Tweddle ct Snowdon b Cousins 3; E Crawford Ct Graham b Dodd 25; M Arnup ct & b Graham 4; C Binovec lbw b Graham 2; L Ridley not out 2; D Sewell ct Wallace b Graham 7; R Sewell st Hampshire b Graham 0. Extras: 23. Total: 111-9; Bowling: A Wrightson 3-0 24-0; A Heppell 4-0 7-1; J Wallace 2-0 16-0; B Cousins 4-0 20-2; R Graham 4-0 26-5; A Dodd 3-0 18-1. Fielding extras: 0-0.

HALTWHISTLE: J Wallace b Sewell 31; S Marsh not out 45; R Graham not out 19. Extras: 17. Total: 112-1. Bowling: A Murphy 3.1-0 23-0; A Fletcher 4-0 21-0; G Tweddle 4-0 21-0; D Sewell 4-0 21-1; E Crawford 4-0 24-0. Fielding extras: 2-0.