Durham Coast League, Under-18s: David Morton captured four for a mere three runs as Houghton were dismissed for just 20 at Seaham Park who went on to win without conceding a wicket.

Despite scoring a useful 99 for six Ryhope lost by six wickets at home to Hylton whose man of the match was Christopher Allen. Paul Howe hit six boundaries in an unbeaten 43 for Ryhope when Allan conceded only four runs in four overs taking three wickets.

When Hylton replied, Allan top-scored with 28 which included a six and five fours. Brian Conlon gave support with 22 and in the Ryhope attack Bill Hutchinson stated with two for 16 from three overs.

Jamie Greenwood (45no) and Ryan Consitt (35) led Dawdon to 104 for three but visitors Castle Eden won by nine wickets. John Spellman contributed 32 while Brown carried his bat for 41.

Peart (25), Maddison (22) and Brown with an undefeated 22 enabled Peterlee to realise 123 for four at Murton for whom Kris Howe claimed two for 12. In reply, the Murton batsmen found the going difficult and they were all out for just 31 as Laidler took three for two and Brown two for ten.

Carl Bellerby made an excellent half century and Chris Burns added 24 to the Boldon CA total of 123 for eight against Bill Quay for whom Earl and Phillips both took three wickets. Replying Bill Quay managed only 69 for four with Phillips scoring 25 and Taylor 20.


Robbie Elliott led Murton to a winning 83 for eight at home to Hylton when he scored 53 which included no fewer than nine boundaries. Ridley was the ticket for Hylton attack with three for 13 from four overs and in reply the visitors were all out for 68.

Daniel Laws returned three for nine, Gary Logan had two for nine and Daniel McNamee claimed two for 13. Three bowlers all sent down four overs.

Houghton had the better of Boldon CA by a margin of 44 runs. Karan top scored with 38 when Houghton posted 114 for four with two of the wickets falling to Karl Slater at a cost of 36 runs. When they went into bat Boldon CA were pegged to 70 for nine as Stephen Hauxswell captured three for seven.

Dawdon totalled 110 without loss and then restricted Bill Quay to 52 for six while the Seaham Park batsmen also found run-making difficult when they visited Peterlee. Laidler claimed five for only eight runs and Seaham were restricted to 61 but responding Peterlee struggled before winning by three wickets. Carl Oliver top performed with the bat scoring 22 and for Seaham Park Varley almost pulled the game out of the fire by taking four wickets for just two runs.

Tudball scored half his side's runs making 45 of the Castle Eden total of 90 for one against Easington who replied with 73 for five which included 20 by Moses. Ray was the pick of the Castle Eden attack with figures of three for 14.

Federation League


Luke Anderson turned in a splendid performance for Philadelphia when they visited Hetton Lyons. The youngster, who has already played in the Phili first team scored 38 and 42 not out by Nairn enabled the visitors to post a healthy 107 for three. Replying Hetton Lyons stuttered to 45 for five as Anderson completed a good night by taking four for just six runs.

Walker was the top performer with the bat for the Lyons, scoring an unbeaten 25.

South Hetton had the better of Felling by six wickets. Faced with a target of 72 they were indebted to Ashcroft who remain unbeaten on 29 while for Felling, Leonard had figures of two for 17.

Chester-le-Street ended on 85 but then pegged Boldon to 50 for eight and Eppleton won by seven wickets at home to South Shields after restricting the visitors to 81 for seven.

Durham City sent Sunderland back with only 13 for nine on the board as Pratt claimed six for just 12 runs and Alamas had three for nine, this after Durham City had totalled 108 for seven which included 30 apiece by Fairlamb and Williamson.

A sound innings of 26 by Woolstone enabled Whitburn to over take the Burnmore total of 66 for three with seven of their wickets in tact and at Gateshead Fell, Seaham Harbour lost by 49 runs.

Bob Hay Under-18 Cup

Esh Winning romped into the next round when they posted the huge total of 222 for two at home to Newton Aycliffe who were all out for only 29.

Shaw top performed in the Esh innings as he remained unbeaten on 65 while Hopper was not far behind as he contributed 62. Turner, with 41, and Christopher Hurst, who scored 39, were also in good form.

When Newton Aycliffe replied they were quickly in trouble and the innings were soon brought to an end as Hall, Simpson, Kimmins and Dodds all took two wickets.

Brandon hosted Crook Town and they too moved into the next stage of the competition winning by nine wickets. After reducing Crook Town to 58 for eight, Brandon won losing just one wicket as Parnaby ended with 32 not out and Johnson also carried his bat for 24.

Haughton, playing in the competition for the first time, defeated Etherley by six wickets. Spark was the hero for Haughton as he claimed seven wickets for a mere 18 runs and Etherley were back in the pavilion with just 59 runs on the board. Haughton reached their target losing just four wickets three of them to Redshaw for eight runs.

Bishop Auckland had nine runs to spare in their tie at Sedgefield. Batting first Bishops realised 121 for three which included 47 by Pratt and 43 from Atkinson. Sedgefield went close but when their overs expired they were only 112 for four which included 33 by Richardson and 37 by Preston.

Durham County League


The Wheeler brothers Chris and Mattie were prominent for Newton Aycliffe against Sedgefield. Chris, 14, celebrated his debut by scoring an unbeaten 30 and he found the boundary line on five occasions. Gary Melvin captured three for just seven runs in five overs for Sedgefield as Newton Aycliffe were restricted to 80 for six.

Mattie Wheeler, 12, then took two for 21 runs from 3.4 overs but Sedgefield won by eight wickets when John Preston carried his bat for 40 which included six boundaries.

Karl McGregor was in top form for Etherley at home to Mainsforth. The youngster recorded one six and 11 fours, contributing 77 and Ashley Raine added 58 not out to the Etherley total of 144 for one. Responding, Mainsforth made 114 for the loss of five wickets and most of the runs came from Thompson with an unbeaten 38 and Patterson (23). Carl McGregor picked up to of the five wickets to fall for 15 runs in four overs.

Langley Park had 47 runs in hand of Brandon after realising 126 for the loss of two wickets. Wilkinson carried his bat for 53 and Moralee was undefeated on 29 while for Brandon Jamie Robinson was the pick of the attack returning two for 21 in his five over spell.

When Brandon went to the wicket they managed only 79 for eight which included 29 by Stephen Parnaby. Chris Owers took two for seven and Coates had three for 13 from five overs.

Craig Usher (21) and Nattrass (29) top performed for Ushaw Moor at Crook Town for whom Chris Guy had two for 17 and Lee Formosa two for 33. Crook's innings never gained momentum and stuttered to 71 for six as Gill picked up two for 20 and Nattrass had three, also for 20 runs.