Eppleton Cricket Club recently hosted Dubai Young Talents U13s from the United Arab Emirates in a 20/20 match. A superb morning was had by all players who enjoyed having the opportunity to play against players from another part of the world. Dubai posted 119 from their 20 overs with Eppleton falling 25 runs short. Josh Hutchinson scored another 50 while Jake Pratt added 21. 2 wickets for Jye Richardson also. Great morning and another great event at Eppleton.
Friends of Hetton Lyons Country Park enjoyed great day out at the Dragon Boat Race/Hetton Summer Festival. The weather was kind and about 5,000 people attended the event. Thanks go to the Rotary North East and Events2gogo, who teamed up to put this fantastic event on. Needless to say because of the huge success it will be held again next year. The Friends would also like to thank the public who supported their stall and the volunteers who helped out. Without volunteers the events would not be possible, so more people to help are always welcome. Special thanks too to all who donated prizes to the raffle, especially the businesses of Hetton and Durham, who support the Friends Group. The next meeting of the group will be on Thursday, September 29, in the Visitors’ Centre in the park, where arrangements will be made for bulb planting in the autumn with the assistance of the primary schools in Hetton. New members are always welcome, email Friendsofhlcp@gmail.com or visit or web site:www.hettoncountrypark.wordpress.com for details. The Friends have English Blue Bells for sale, money raised goes back into the park.
Pete Carr is looking for new members to go along to the Nidderdale Centre. Events are held daily such as bingo, tea and coffee morning and events throughout the year. For more information call in.
Hetton Lyons Cricket Club is hosting a sportsman dinner on Friday, August 26, with Steve Kindon, former footballer, who began his career at Burnley where he played over 100 games and scored 28 goals. Tickets are £10 and include pie and peas supper, with a comedian also on the night. Contact the club for more information on 0191 5262323