Lanchester had ten wickets and six overs to spare defeating Crookhall, who managed just 56 all out as Greg Halliday took four for nine runs, Stephen McPhail four for 25 and Kevin Dixon two for five.

The target proved easy for Lanchester and recent signing from Durham City Brian Potts, making his debut, carried his bat for 35 in partnership with Greg Halliday who ended unbeaten on 20.

Ryan McVittie (28) and Paul Lumley (22) were the principal scorers in the Burnopfield total of 101 for seven against Greenside for whom Lewis Hardy returned two for 32 from five overs and Daniel Linton claimed four wickets for 13 runs, also in a five over spell.

Man of the match though was Burnopfield's Justin Temperley who had a hat trick in outstanding figures of seven for eight in four overs. Greenside were all out for 53.

Saqib Khan returned three for ten in five overs and Chris Robinson took three for seven, also from five overs, when Annfield Plain restricted Shotley Bridge to 52 for eight. The Plain went on to win losing just two wickets as Khan top scored with 24.

After totalling 100 for five, Sacriston lost by six wickets to Consett and Lintz ran out emphatic ten wicket victors at Chopwell. The home side totalled 73 for six before Moody carried his bat for 35 as Lintz responded with 74 without loss.

Neil Eyes (42) and Chris Morton (31) enabled Whickham to reach a match-winning 97 for two in their home game with Ryton for whom Brookes scored 55 of his team's total of 94 all out. Adam Ainley was in top form with the ball for Whickham capturing five for only 15 runs.

Teesside Valve and Fitting Under-15 Shield

Langley Park celebrated victory over Esh Winning in the final when the two teams produced a good game.

When they made first use of the wicket, Langley Park ended on 139 for nine which included a superb innings of 86 by Daniel Wilson who found the boundary line on 11 occasions. Stuart Hall bowled an economical six overs in the Esh Winning attack, conceding just six runs and taking three wickets and Scott Dodds also bowled well to claim three for 17 runs from four overs.

Replying to the formidable target, Esh Winning went close and Stuart Hall kept them in the game striking six boundaries in 70. David Hughes, however, was in sparkling form with the ball for Langley Park and in five overs he took five wickets for just 17 runs. Wilkinson completed an excellent game by capturing three wickets for 29 runs in six overs and Esh Winning were dismissed for 122, leaving Langley Park winners by 17 runs.

George Mann Cup

Tow Law Black Horse made their second win of the season when they batted first against Wolsingham Sixth Formin the competition sponsored by Weardale Steel. The Horse's opening bats stayed solidly at the crease but they neglected to take many possible quick singles. Jamie Dowson ended with 22 and David Craggs with 20 but the overs were passing quickly. However it was fortunate that the first wicket pair had put together a solid foundation for there followed a batting collapse, until David Corrigan hit a hectic last ditch 17 to take the total to 90 when the overs ran out.

The Sixth Form began in hurricane style as the Evans brothers, Chris and David put on 20 each and the Horse looked to be in trouble. However they tightened their fielding and bowling and a second batting collapse followed as they were dismissed for 53.

Wolsingham All Stars rattled up 151 all out when they batted first against Wolsingham teachers, who were forced to field an under strength side. David Anderson 25, Michael Watson and Donald Routledge 23 each, Kevin Walke Everitt 20 were the chief run makers for the All Stars.

The teachers made a very positive start with Gary Boothroyd and Ken Walters both contributing 23 as opening bats. However it was left to the late batsmen to try to make up the leeway after a middle order collapse but the 23 not out from Willy Bell and 14 from Nigel Dalton only took the total to 113 all out.

Weardale Steel posted 139 all out when they batted first against Stanhope All Stars with Wilson Brown making 23, Ian Muse and Carl Jackson 20 each and Steve Winter 18. The enthusiastic Stanhope side gave it their best shot but ended on 52 with Brian Short on 16 and Michael Dent 14 as their leading scorers.

Knock-out quarter finals matches: Wolsingham Club v Wolsingham Teachers; Tow Law Black Horse v Weardale Steel; Wolsingham Mill Race v Wolsingham All Stars; Wolsingham Sixth Form v Eastgate Cross Keys.

Semi-finals: Wosingham Club or Teachers v Black Horse or Weardale Steel on Monday, 8 July and Mill Race or Wolsingham All Stars v Eastgate or Sixth Form on Wednesday, July 10 with the Final at 2pm on Sunday, July 14.

Federation Special Durham Senior League Under-18s

Hetton Lyons had ten runs in hand of Chester-le-Street at the end of a high scoring game. Anthony Loscombe carried his bat for 67 and Paul Riddle contributed 43 to the Hetton Lyons total of 125 without loss before Chester-le-Street replied with 115 for eight.

Durham City romped to 161 losing just one wicket when they played Gateshead Fell. Ellis carried his bat for 82 and Duffett was 55 not out and responding Gateshead Fell managed only 33 for six by stumps.

Paul Davidson with 51 led South Hetton to 103 for eight and for Whitburn Khan claimed three wicket for 15 runs and Lock three for 35. Whitburn won with their last pair at the wicket and were indebted to Ross Carty for his valuable innings of 47 while for South Hetton Kyle Bradbury was again in splendid form with the ball taking four wickets for 11 runs.

Luke Anderson top scored with 21 as Philadelphia ended on 94 for six at home to Sunderland, who won losing a couple of wickets as Mills finished undefeated on 44 and Greg Applegarth contributed 25.

Eppleton dismissed Felling for 57 and won by eight wickets and at Marsden, Boldon went down by nine wickets. Boldon ended with 75 for six which included 48 not out from Stephen Lamb and for Marsden Keith Mills took four wickets for 19 runs in six overs. Christopher Coyne was the match winner with the bat for Marsden ending 38 not out in a total of 78 for one.

Horden had 51 runs in hand of Burnmoor who made just 90 for five including 28 by Ben Embleton. Paul Fletcher claimed two of the five wickets to fall for 16 runs in four overs.

Batting first Horden reached 141 for four mainly as a result of the efforts of Ian Johnson with 51 not out, Carl Watson (45) and Tony Murphy (33). Embleton was also Burnmoor's top performer in the attack taking two of the four wickets to go down in 27 runs in five overs.

The Readers Durham County League Under-18s

Esh Winning won from the last ball of the game when they visited Tudhoe who, batting first, made the formidable total of 127 for seven. David Curry led the way with 43 and Tim Smalley added a valuable 29, while in the Esh Winning attack Davison took three for 20 and Eddie Watson three for 22. Responding Esh Winning just reached their target for the loss of five wickets and they were indebted to Chris Hurst and Watson who both scored 49.

Brandon had 12 runs in hand of Langley Park. Andrew Johnson carried his bat for 49 and Paul Moralee scored 22 when Brandon posted 105 for four with two of the wickets going to Davies for 15 runs. When Langley Park went into bat they ended on 93 for eight of which Coates scored 24. Moralee, with two for 17 and Scott Hopson (2-21) were the pick of the Brandon attack.

Newton Aycliffe made 114 which included 41 by Chris Palmer and 40 by Simon Reynolds, but Etherley went on to win as did Evenwood when they visited Mainsforth. Batting first Evenwood realised 153 for four including 33 by Tony McMahon and 67 from Billy Teasdale. In reply, Mainsforth made a bold effort, but fell short when their score was on 139 for five by the time the overs expired. Darren Pattison finished unbeaten on 37, Stephen Sweeney scored 53 and Liam O'Kell 21.

Sedgefield had four wickets to spare when they overtook the Coundon total of 64 for nine. Peareth (25) top performed for Coundon and in the Sedgefield attack Melvin returned three for 14, Curbison two for 19 and Flockett two for two. Sedgefield reached the modest target losing six wickets and were indebted to Richardson scoring an unbeaten 47 out of his team's total of 67 for six. Petrie claimed three wickets for 23 runs and Wrigglesworth two for none in the Coundon attack