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Blaydon pipped by South North

3:46pm Monday 10th September 2012

FAVOURITES Blaydon had the NEPL championship snatched from under their noses in a sensational last hour on the final day of the season.

Blaydon can take debut title with win over Tynemouth

2:58pm Monday 3rd September 2012

There was another good day for Blaydon in the NEPL as they take an 18-point lead into the last game of the season with the expectation of becoming league champions for the first time.

Local cricket round-up: Stockton close in on top-four place after win

1:25pm Monday 20th August 2012

WITH the struggles of previous seasons now in the distant past, Stockton are chasing a top four place in the NEPL after achieving a superb pattern of form they’ve rarely experienced before.

Stockton threat to Sunderland title hopes

12:00am Saturday 4th August 2012

IMPROVING Stockton pose a threat to Sunderland as they try to recover their composure following two successive defeats which saw them knocked off the top.

Top against bottom

8:00am Saturday 28th July 2012

It's top against bottom as the two leading sides take on the teams occupying the relegation slots.

Cestrians use glory as a league catalyst

12:00am Saturday 21st July 2012

Chester-le-Street's success in retaining their T20 title last Sunday is likely to have positive benefits for the club as they look to re-energise their bid for the championship with a victory over bottom club Gateshead Fell.

Stockton ready for a T20 bonanza

12:00am Saturday 14th July 2012

Stockton are set for one of the big occasions in the NEPL season when they host the Co-Operative Funeralcare T20 finals day at Grangefield tomorrow.

Big home games to come for Stockton

8:00am Saturday 7th July 2012

Stockton have an exciting couple of weeks to look forward to at Grangefield with today's league game against title hopefuls Blaydon followed by the NEPL T20 finals day at the ground on Sunday, July 15.

South North win keeps Championship open

12:12pm Monday 2nd July 2012

SOUTH NORTH’S bid to retain the championship was given a massive boost as their fourth win in the rainhit season moved them to within eight points of leaders Sunderland.

Jennings takes over at Stockton

11:45am Friday 22nd June 2012

Keaton Jennings is set to captain Stockton today as they travel to Gosforth to tackle the champions South North.

Another weekend, another washout

8:00am Monday 18th June 2012

For North-East cricket statisticians, Saturday was another day for counting abandoned matches rather than runs scored.

Leg-spinner Varley returns for Blaydon

8:00am Saturday 2nd June 2012

High- flying Blaydon welcome Chris Varley back to league action this weekend, the return of the leg-spinner completing the final piece in a team jigsaw that should see them challenging for major honours right to the season's end.

Richardson ton up - again

8:00am Monday 28th May 2012

DURHAM'S South African born Mike Richardson hit his second century in five days to send the hopes of Stockton moving out of the bottom three crashing spectacularly.

Third defeat for Stockton as batsmen fall short

2:34pm Monday 21st May 2012

STOCKTON’S batting failings came back to haunt them at Sunderland, and it cost them dear once more as they crumbled to a third defeat.

Stockton up against leaders Sunderland

12:00am Saturday 19th May 2012

Stockton go to Ashbrooke in search of their first win of the season today, but they are likely to be facing a buoyant Sunderland who became the early pace setters following a tremendous performance in last week's truncated programme.

Batsmen hit back after bowler dominated season opener

3:08pm Monday 14th May 2012

AS the weather played a huge part in the local cricket scene three games did go ahead in the NEPL, and batsmen took the chance to hit back after a bowler-dominated opening to the season.

Uncertain future of North-East club cricket

10:40am Friday 27th January 2012

The upheaval and uncertainty affecting North-East club cricket looks set to continue.

South North snatch championship with season second-half comeback

3:10pm Monday 12th September 2011

SOUTH NORTH completed their remarkable second-half of the season comeback to snatch the NEPL championship from Chester-le-Street.

South North hoping to complete comeback at Chester’s expense

12:15am Saturday 3rd September 2011

After clawing back 81 points on Chester-le-Street in the last eight games to draw level with them at the top of the table, South North are primed for a final assault on the NEPL title they last won in 2008.

South North edge closer to Chester-le-Street

8:27pm Sunday 21st August 2011

Chester-le-Street could have shaken off the attentions of Blaydon at the top of the NEPL after beating them by 66 runs, but now they have South North to worry about after the Bulls lopped another seven points off their lead.

Pride of place for Lyons

9:00am Monday 1st August 2011

The pride of the Lyons shone through on Saturday as Hetton gave Chester-le-Street a 142-run mauling.

Stockton's chance to heal the wounds

11:02pm Friday 29th July 2011

After one of the most thrilling matches in Stockton's NEPL history ended in the disappointment of defeat last week, the Teessiders can put any relegation worries behind them when they take on fellow strugglers Gateshead Fell today.

Shocks as Cestrians and Blaydon lose

9:00am Monday 25th July 2011

ON A day of shocks, league leaders Chester-le-Street lost for the first time in a year, second-placed Blaydon crashed to defeat and South Shields eased their relegation worries with only their second victory of the season.

Fun and games at T20 finals day

12:30am Saturday 23rd July 2011

This year's NEPL T20 competition reaches it's climax tomorrow when the Denton Bank ground of Benwell Hill hosts a finals day consisting of three matches.

Cestrians tipped

9:00am Saturday 16th July 2011

League leaders Chester-le-Street could be forgiven for having their mind on other things than the championship this weekend as they renew their challenge for national honours.

Blaydon keep up pressure in quest for title

1:16pm Monday 11th July 2011

BLAYDON kept up the pressure on leaders Chester-le- Street at the top, but the race for the title is starting to look decidedly two-horsed with the other major contenders losing further ground.

Stockton take unlikely draw to move on up

10:29am Monday 4th July 2011

HARD working Stockton got an unexpected lift out of the bottom two as fellow strugglers Gateshead Fell and South Shields suffered further agony.

Skipper seals victory for Percy Main at Tynedale

2:57pm Monday 20th June 2011

IN THE Dukes NEPL only three games started, and even then it was only for a short time, with the match at Tynemouth easily the longest with 34 overs of play.

Chester-le-Street show title form

9:17pm Sunday 12th June 2011

Fortune, they say, favours the brave but if Saturday is anything to go by it also had an important part to play in Chester-le-Street's bold bid to retain their championship crown.

Champions Chester put Blaydon in their place

8:41pm Sunday 5th June 2011

CHAMPIONS Chester-le-Street showed why they reign supreme as they took a clear lead for the first time this season by beating their closest rivals.

Stockton denied win despite impressive batting display

12:08pm Monday 23rd May 2011

STRUGGLING Stockton were unlucky to be denied a likely first victory of the season after their best batting display counted for nothing at Eastwood Gardens.

Chester-le-Street and South Northumberland enjoy wins

9:22pm Sunday 1st May 2011

Both the big guns, Chester-le-Street and South Northumberland, enjoyed impressive victories on the opening day of the season, with the champions rolling over Gateshead Fell by ten wickets, and their Gosforth-based rivals looking strong at Stockton.

Chester retain title

10:56am Monday 13th September 2010

CHESTER-LE-STREET landed the Dukes NEPL championship for a second successive year, and the third time in nine seasons, but the champagne celebrations only began after they survived the most nail-biting of finishes.

Cestrians need to make sure

11:29am Saturday 11th September 2010

CHESTER-LE-STREET need 13 points from their home league match against unchanged Hetton Lyons today to be certain of clinching a second consecutive championship, WRITES CHRIS WEST.

Chester-le-Street’s celebrations put on hold

11:02am Monday 6th September 2010

CHESTER-LE-STREET need 13 points to retain the NEPL title as a hard-fought championship fight goes to next weekend’s final games of the season.

Chester in sight of title

9:33am Saturday 4th September 2010

A WIN for Chester-le-Street at Stockton today should be enough for them to be sure of retaining the championship.

Heat off for clubs at bottom

10:10am Saturday 28th August 2010

THE heat is off teams at the bottom of the Dukes NEPL with relegation unlikely to kick in this season.

Marton face ten days of intensity

10:02am Saturday 21st August 2010

CHAMPIONS Marton face an intense ten-day period which will almost certainly determine whether they will retain the title they won for the first time last season.

Rain-affected day boosts Cestrians

11:29am Monday 16th August 2010

OUTSIDE of the NYSD, rain affected the programmes in the five other major leagues in the North-East, but the NEPL leaders Chester-le-Street took a step closer to retaining the championship as a result, WRITES CHRIS WEST.

Cestrians’ double challenge

10:46am Saturday 14th August 2010

EVEN for a side accustomed to dealing with the big occasion, weekends do not come much more momentous than the one facing Chester-le- Street as they look to take a giant stride towards a Dukes NEPL league and cup double.

Stockton battle their way clear

10:34am Monday 9th August 2010

STOCKTON’S fighting form has almost banished their worries of ending up in a relegation scrap.

Cestrians’ lead at the top looks unbeatable

10:04am Saturday 7th August 2010

THE recent surprise defeats for the leading sides suggest that nothing is certain, but while Chester-le-Street have shown some fallibility they still hold an impressive 45 point lead over South North that should ensure they have sufficient petrol in the tank to motor safely through the seven game climax to the season.

Chester-le-Street bounce back after rare defeat

11:19am Monday 2nd August 2010

CHESTER-LE-STREET are back in control as leaders after putting the previous weekend’s first defeat for almost two years well and truly behind them. And victory over Newcastle was made all the more joyful by the unexpected defeat of their closest rivals, South Northumberland.

Chester-le-Street heading back to Tyneside

10:50am Saturday 31st July 2010

FOLLOWING the traumas of last weekend, Chester-le- Street will not be relishing their trip to Jesmond this morning when fate decrees they will be taking on the bottom club for the second week running.

Cestrians’ unbeaten run ended by basement outfit

11:14am Monday 26th July 2010

SURPRISES came in duplicate in one of the most sensational days for years in the Dukes NEPL.

Cestrians concentrate on wrapping up league title

The Northern Echo: STEAMING IN: Yasir Shah bowling for Middlesbrough against Stokesley in the NYSD League last weekend

10:59am Saturday 24th July 2010

STUNG by their elimination from both national competitions Chester-le-Street begin the countdown to domestic glory in the Dukes NEPL with a home game against bottom club Tynemouth today.

Stockton optimistic about survival

The Northern Echo: WEIGHING IN: Andrew Weighell batting for Stokesley.

10:53am Monday 19th July 2010

A SECOND vital win against relegation threatened opponents has given Stockton new hope that they can climb to safety.

Cestrians and Sunderland hold high hopes for cup

9:55am Saturday 17th July 2010

IT’S all to play for as the league championship race hots up and the first division T20 finals day holds out the chance of national glory.

Stockton out to ease pressure

The Northern Echo: BIG HITTER: Chris Batchelor last week made 185 from 119 balls in this knock for the NYSD League against the NEPL

9:48am Saturday 10th July 2010

STOCKTON make the trip to Jesmond this morning desperate to secure a result that can lift the pressure at the bottom.

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