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Eppleton 1XI Team Banks Salver Winners.

Eppleton 1XI Team Banks Salver Winners.

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Congratulations to Eppleton which won last Sunday’s Banks Salver Final at Church Road by 100 runs.

Eppleton batted first after losing the toss and were bowled out for 224 in exactly 45 overs with Tynemouth being bowled out for 124 in reply. Well done to Eppleton for being the first NEPL Division 1 team to win the Banks Salver. Top effort from both clubs with some standout performances on both sides. Big thanks to Sundays match officials Ian Warne and Jeff Marshall (umpires).

Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall, Front Street, will be holding an autumn fair on Saturday at 10am. There will be raffles, tombola stall, cake stall, new stall, bran tub, toys, books, hand crafted cards, white elephant stall and lots more. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.

Friends of Hetton Lyons Country Park have been awarded a £1,000 grant by North of England Horticultural Society “Improving Our Landscape” category. The funds will be used to plant bluebell woodland areas and wildflower walks in the country park to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the official opening of the park. The Friends plan to purchase a pond dipping platform to be erected on Blossom Pond to enable children to discover and enjoy the wildlife of the pond. HettonPrimary School recently designed posters informing the public about litter, not feeding the swans and ducks with bread, and cleaning up after dogs. These posters will be displayed in the park. The Friends would welcome support. With greater public participation they will be able to improve the park and make it more of a community asset while promoting conservation. The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 24, at 6pm in the Visitor’s Centre in the park.

The Hut at Moorsley will be hosting a Macmillan Cancer Support Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 25, from 10am to noon. There will be a raffle and a spot the cake competition plus lots of delicious cakes, pies, tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome. All proceeds will go to this deserving charity

Rainton Meadows Wildlife Trust is hosting a guided tour with Durham Wildlife Trust and Hetton Local and Natural History Society on Monday, September 28, at Rainton Meadows, Rainton, starting at 3.15pm. Anyone who would like transport to Rainton Meadows, please meet at Hetton Community Hall car park at 2.45pm. There will be a £1 fee. For more information, contact Alan Jackson at alan.t.jackson@talktalk.net.

Well Done to Hetton School Year 9 Cricket team who won the County Cup at Whitburn on Wednesday beating Easington Academy.