The Readers Durham County League Under-18s - Tim Smalley was again in outstanding form with the bat when Tudhoe visited Langley Park and won with seven wickets to spare.

The talented youngster scored 63 of his team's total of 102-7 after John Lee had top-scored with 34 when Langley Park batted first and posted 100-7.

Eddie Watson was another batsman among the runs in Esh Winning's eight-wickets defeat of Evenwood. Faced with a target of 75, Esh dominated with Watson carrying his bat for 57 which included three sixes and eight boundaries as victory was achieved for the loss of just two wickets.

Billy Teasdale top-scored with 30 in the Evenwood total of 74-7. Watson claimed three wickets for just 15 runs and Chris Dodds took 3-30 in the Esh attack.

Crook Town went down by 34 runs at home to Brandon who ended on 106-8 when they made first use of the wicket. Tompkins led the way with 35 and Ford contributed 28 while for Crook, Michael Buston took two wickets for 18 runs in five overs.

Replying, Crook were restricted to 72-8 from their 20 overs as Graham returned the outstanding figures of 4-7 in four overs and Tompkins took 3-6 in five overs.

Sedgefield realised 112-8 on their visit to Ushaw Moor who were 91-4 when their quota of overs expired. Alderson, with 25 not out top-performed for Sedgefield and for the home team, John Coggins claimed 3-25, Daniel Snowdon 2-19 and Darren Gill 2-10. Although Craig Usher contributed 34, Ushaw Moor managed just 91-4.

Boddingtons Durham Coast League Under-18s

Neil White, Andrew Stephenson and Stephen Gale all struck form with the ball leading Dawdon to a ten-wicket victory at home to Peterlee who were all out for only 48 runs.

White returned figures of 3-5, Stephenson 2-12 and Gale 2-8 before Gale and Stephen both finished unbeaten on 19 out of a total of 49 without loss.

Chris Milne (30) and Michael Watson (21) enabled Murton to reach 81-6 against Hylton for whom Rushworth took 2-26 and Anderson 2-15. Hylton also totalled 81 for the loss of seven wickets and Martin (25) and Rushworth with 22 were the top scorers. Andrew Naylor claimed 4-14 and Elliott Hughes 2-14 in the Murton attack.

Despite 40 by Gary Taylor, Bill Quay went down by five runs at home to Ryhope who totalled 113-6. Briggs (35) and Snowball (24) were both in good form for Ryhope.

Castle Eden made the highest score of the night, 138-7 before reducing Silksworth to 55 all out and in the remaining match, South Hetton defeated Boldon CA by seven wickets.

When they made first use of the wicket, Boldon posted 96-8 with Graeme Poulton scoring 27 while for South Hetton, Davison bowled a good end to capture three wickets for 32 runs.

Responding, South Hetton were well served by Kyle Bradbury who was again in excellent form and he contributed 34 to a match-winning total of 99-3.

Just Sport Trophy

Murton failed at the final hurdle when they lost by eight wickets to Boddingtons Durham Coast League rivals Bill Quay.

Batting first, Murton were all out for 91 which included 24 by Graeme Hodgson while for Bill Quay, S Hussain took 3-12 and Earl 3-13. S Hussain then carried his bat for 44 and Z Hussain contributed 26 to Bill Quay's match-winning reply of 95-2.

In the quarter-final, Murton had 15 runs to spare over Durham City. Kris Howe (28) and James Watson (21) led Murton to 111 despite Rae capturing four wickets for 35 runs and Ellis 2-32 in the Durham attack.

In reply, City managed 96 of which Dias scored 27 and Parnaby 23. Kevin Mawhinney returned the excellent figures of 4-21 and Elliott Hughes had 2-23 for Murton.

Murton enjoyed a big win against Willington in the semi finals. When they made first use of the wicket Murton totalled 147-8 of which Kris Howe contributed 72 and Callum Milne 27. Clark, with 3-36 from eight overs was the most productive bowler in the Willington attack.

When Willington batted, they were sent back with just 53 runs on the board as James Watson took four wickets for five runs and Hodgson returned 3-12, the pair each bowling eight overs.

Federation Special Durham Senior League Under-18s

Chester-le-Street completed their scheduled programme, defeating Philadelphia by 36 runs at Bunker Hill. Batting first, the Cestrians ended on 86-7 which included 21 by Daniel Shurben and 20 from Adam Nairn while for Phili, Scott

Logan returned figures of 2-22 and Robert Day 2-24.

When Phili replied, they struggled for runs and at the end of their 20 overs had totalled just 50 for the loss of seven wickets. John Coxon was the most successful bowler in the Chester-le-Street attack taking two wickets for only four runs.

South Shields sent Seaham Harbour crashing to 48 all out and Chris Nichol celebrated, taking three wickets in four balls to end with figures of 3-12 while Johnny Wightman returned 3-14.

Batting first, South Shields realised 140-5 and Saikat Sarkar top-scored, carrying his bat for 44. Wightman added 25 and Ray McRae 20 and for Seaham, Umer Akhtar claimed two wickets for only 29 runs.

Whitburn were restricted to just 59-8 and lost by six wickets to visitors Hetton Lyons and Boldon also won, losing just four wickets when they comfortably overtook the Burnmoor score of 70-6.

Foster's Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League Under-15s

Sacriston clinched the championship of the Tyneside Division when they defeated Blaydon by 83 runs in their last game of the season.

Batting first, Sacriston realised the formidable total of 141-5 which included 61 by Gary Kirk who recorded 11 boundaries. David Cox had four fours in 26 and for Blaydon, Bond was the most successful bowler with figurs of 2-37 from five overs.

In reply, Blaydon were restricted to 60 for the loss of eight wickets as Craig Blakey captured 4-24 in five overs and Kirk conceded only nine runs in fiveovers taking two wickets.

Burnopfield are runners-up after they had 50 runs to spare at Tantobie. Lee Stoneman (42) and Mark Stoneman (26) led their side to 119-9 despite Andrew Gaines taking 5-17 in three overs for Tantobie.

The Tantobie response never gained momemtum and the innings stuttered to 69-9 of which Scott Hardy contributed 29. Richard Smart returned figures of 3-1 and Mark Turner took three wickets for just nine runs.

Kibblesworth had eight wickets to spare at Lintz when Chris Burlison scored three boundaries in 21 out of his team's total of 41-2. Lintz were all out for just 40 as Rob Taylor captured five wickets for just six runs in five overs and Gary Maguire took 3-22.

After restricting Chopwell to 65-6, Greenside managed just 52-9 which included 21 by Andy Scott. Tams, with 4-6 and Willis (3-11) were the bowlers who caused the damage to the Greenside innings.

Minnikin, with an undefeated 20, top-performed with the bat for Chopwell and in the Greenside attack none did better than Sujar Ali with 3-8.

George Peacock Memorial Trophy Final

Gateshead Fell celebrated winning the final tie against Hetton Lyons which traditionally was staged at Wood Terrace, South Shields.

Batsmen from both sides dominated the game and when Gateshead Fell totalled 152 for the loss of only four wickets in 20 overs, Hetton Lyons faced a formidable challenge.

Philip Taylor and Philip Bell, who regularly appear in the Fell first team, took charge and the Lyons' bowlers had their work cut out attempting to curtail the run rate.

The pair scored all round the wicket and Taylor made 78 and Bell 52 to provide most of the runs in their team's total.

Replying, Hetton Lyons chased victory from the start but they needed in excess of seven runs an over and fell behind the clock. When their overs expired they had made a commendable 138-5 which included 57 by Lloyd but the effort was insufficient and it was Gateshead Fell who celebrated a 14-runs victory