Despite scoring 118 for eight Sacriston lost by nine wickets when they met Burnopfield. The match winners were cousins Lee Stoneman with an unbeaten 36 and Mark Stoneman (36no), this after Craig Burke had top scored with 47 for Sacriston.

Andrew Tinnion was in good form with the ball for Burnopfield taking four wicket for just 40 runs and Mark Stoneman claimed three for 16.

Blaydon managed 81 all out at Newcastle City for whom Singh captured four wickets for 38 runs and Mukhtar four for 35. When Newcastle City made first use of the wicket they realised a healthy 129 for nine with Vedhara contributing 64 while in the Blaydon attack none did better than O'Neill whose four wickets were taken at a cost of 58 runs.

Philip Bates claimed five wickets for 11 runs and Richard Smith two without cost when Ryton sent Kibblesworth back for just 27 before going on to win by nine wickets.

Daniel Stewart struck a magnificent 101 leading Crookhall to 141 for six against Swalwell for whom Warwick, Long and Grand all took two wickets. Responding Swalwell went close ending with 132 for five which included 47 by Neaven and 37 not out from Warwick.

Whickham reduced Annfield Plain to 56 and won by seven wickets and Consett had just four runs in hand of Greenside.

Batting first Consett posted 92 for three including 50 by Stuart Marshall, who struck eight fours from the 48 balls he received. Anthony Scott led Greenside's reply with three sixes and three boundaries in 54 from 46 deliveries, but when Marshall captured four wickets from 17 runs in five overs Greenside were pegged to 88 for six.

Andrew Smith was in good all round form for Lintz in his side's victory over Tantobie. First, he his an unbeaten 48 out of a total of 97 for three then took four wickets for 31 runs when Tantobie replied with 76 of which Farrish hit an unbeaten 27.

Foster's Northumberland and Tyneside Junior League Cup

APlain will host Burnopfield in the final on July 11 after they defeated Blaydon and Burnopfield saw off the challenge from Swalwell.

Blaydon made a useful 114 for the loss of one wicket in their semi-final tie as Gary Stewart finished unbeaten on 41 and David Bailey contributed 33. The Plain met the challenge, though, mainly through the efforts of Saqib Khan who finished undefeated on 46.

Burnopfield restricted Swalwell to 87 for five of which Brand scored an unbeaten 27 which included one six and three boundaries. Lee Stoneman returned two for 24 in five overs for Burnopfield who were indebted to Ryan McVittie. He finished with 39 not out striking seven boundaries as Burnopfield won losing one wicket.

Glenn Robinson Memorial Trophy

Seaham Park had 15 runs in hand defeating Murton after they posted 103 for the loss of one wicket. Andy Ord was the player out after he had made an excellent 33 and the good work was continued by Dean Andrews who carried his bat for 52.

When Murton responded Elliott Hughes struck form, but despite making 42 not out, he could not make victory for Murton as Glen Teare claimed two wickets for only 11 runs.

The competition is in memory of Glenn Robinson, who was a promising all rounder with Philadelphia, before he died suddenly of meningitis.


Under-15 Trophy

Esh Winning, from the Readers Durham County League, had the better of their Premier Sports Durham Coast League opponents Murton when the sides met on Sunday morning.

Batting first Murton managed 69 for seven as Karl Turner claimed three wickets for 21 runs.

Esh won losing just four wickets as Shaw carried his bat for 23 and Thomas Raine picked up two wickets for 15 runs in the Murton attack.

Under-11 Friendly

The weather finally caused the abandonment of the U11 friendly game between Castle Eden and Seaham Park, but not before both teams had enjoyed the match.

Batting first Castle Eden realised 85 for eight with Keith Bailey hitting four boundaries in an unbeaten 25. James Ferguson took two wickets for one run in two overs and Paul Hambledon returned figures of two for ten also in a two overs spell.

Responding Seaham Park were 56 for four when the game was called off. Ben Stancliffe was 21 not out and for Castle Eden Keith Bailey claimed two wickets for seven runs in two overs and Chris Freeman two for three from his three overs spell.