Jonathan Loach was in good all round form when Philadelphia defeated Sunderland by 30 runs at Bunker Hill. The youngster carried his bat for 56 and Brian Telfer added 22 to the Phili total of 125 for five.

Loach then claimed three wickets for 15 runs in five overs including maidens as the visitors were restricted to 95 for seven. Paul Bunyan took three wickets for 13 runs in five overs to support Loach.

South Hetton had 45 runs in hand when they entertained Whitburn. Batting first the home side totalled 107 for eight which included a top scoring 24 by Paul Davidson with four boundaries. Francis was in good form with the ball for Whitburn returning figures of four for 23 in five overs and replying the visitors were all out for 62 of which Usher contributed 23 with five fours.

Kyle Bradbury was in outstanding form with the ball for South Hetton taking hat-trick in figures of five for five from three overs.

South Shields defeated Seaham Harbour by six wickets overtaking the home side's total of 58 for five when Dunn contributed 26 and Chester-le-Street had eight wickets in hand at Hetton Lyons. Batting first the Lyons realised 65 for four of which Michael Kane contributed an undefeated 32. Redfearn took two of the four wickets to fall for eight runs and replying the Cestrian were indebted to John Coxon for his unbeaten innings of 45.

Matthew Hooper with seven boundaries in 60 not out and Borthwick (40no) led Eppleton to a match winning 112 for none at Felling who were 50 for six when their overs expired. Michael Barnes and Stuart Connen were the only players to make double figures and for Eppleton Atkinson claimed two for 11 from five overs and Galley two for three from the one over he bowled.

Gateshead Fell inflicted a nine wickets defeat on Durham City who were all out for 47 as Andrew Porter claimed four wickets for three runs and Mark Lockey three for 12.

Jack Herrington was 22 not out and John Tennant and Lockey both reached double figures as the Fell won losing one wicket.

Federation Special Durham Senior League Under-13

Chester-le-Street team travelled to Horden looking to maintain their excellent league campaign and Jonathan Shurben 42 and Anthony McMahon 40 (not out) were top scorers in Chester's huge total of 211 for 3.

In reply Horden were restricted to 78 for 6 by some fine opening bowling from Stevie McTaggart and Darren Redfearn, but Michael Eggleston took the bowling honours with two overs in which he claimed two wickets for only one run. P Dixon hit 26 of Horden's runs.