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Seasiders coast to win.

Tynemouth had eight wickets in hand over Tynedale when they met at Hexham in the Under-18 Division.

Batting first, the home side were all out for 73, which included a valuable 36 by Alex Thompson.

Smith had a very good night with the ball for Tynemouth claiming four wickets for only eight runs in three overs.

When they replied, the Seasiders lost just two wickets as Foster steered them to victory with an unbeaten 50 out of a total of 74-2.

Benwell Hill romped to 159 for the loss of just two wickets when they met Morpeth at under-15 level.

Mohammed Shafiq top-scored with an excellent unbeaten 62, John Chambers contributed 24 not out and Khan 22.

In reply, Morpeth only managed 94 for the loss of eight wickets and almost half the total came from Sorrie with 42.

Chambers conceded just five runs taking two wickets and Tony Gilchrist also impressed, capturing two wickets for 14 runs.

Meanwhile, Tynedale entertained Tynemouth and won by 15 runs. Anderson's 30 was the top score in Hexham's total of 93-6 and he then claimed three wickets for 21 runs when Tynemouth replied with 78.

Rain badly affected the Foster's Durham Senior League Under-15 Division programme ( but Marsden managed to stage their fixture with Felling and celebrated with a 21-run victory.

Connor Elliott top-scored with 29 and Gary Malcolm added an unbeaten 26 to the home side's total of 104-7.

Pearson claimed three of the wickets for 29 runs in five overs and Mitchell also returned figures of 2-40.

When they went to the wicket Felling made just 83-6 which included 22 by Mitchell.

James Sneller was in good form with the ball for Marsden taking three wickets for just 13 runs in five overs.

Chester-le-Street visited Whitburn where they won by three wickets. Craig Henderson top scored with 30 and Taylor took five wickets for a mere 18 runs when the Village side posted 75-9.

Despite Andrew Richardson capturing three wickets for 13 runs in five overs, the Cestrians won losing seven wickets.

Durham City used nine bowlers but still reduced Burnmoor to just 45-9 at under-18 level.

Even so, the visitors lost six wickets before securing victory. Josh Rigg was the most successful bowler for Durham, claiming four wickets for 12 runs, while Oliver Rae and Stephen Howson each had one- wicket maidens.

City then conceded six wickets, two apiece to Wake and Holding, and were grateful to Rowland Fairlamb for his unbeaten 22 in a total of 46-6.

Eppleton overtook the Boldon score of 105-1, conceding just one wicket. Lee Mallaburn ended undefeated on 53 and Kyle Davies contributed 40 to the unbroken second-wicket partnership.

Boldon also lost just one wicket when they batted first. Matthew Samson-Barnes finished unbeaten on 46 and Nick Jones was 41 not out in a total of 105-1.

Sunderland had 27 runs in hand of neighbours Whitburn. Chris Youldon was in splendid form and his 87 not out was the feature of the Sunderland total of 131-7.

Two of the wickets were taken by Andy Gilbert who later top scored with 35 but Whitburn only managed 104-8 as Greg Davison returned the impressive figures of 3-16.

Owen Gwyn (30) and Jamie Hay (20) led Hetton Lyons to a six-wicket win over Marsden, who realised 72-9 including 20 by Andy Raine.

Both Luke Cushlow and Gwyn took two wickets each in the Lyons' attack.

Felling faced 101 against Horden but were all out for 68 as Jimmy Grimes took 6-6.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 5, 2006
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