SUNDERLAND impressed in defeating Eppleton by 17 runs in the final round of matches in the Durham Cricket Board’s Under-15 League Cup group stage.
Competing in the Central Division’s Ken Ferguson Memorial Trophy, Sunderland were put in.
T. Fairweather (27no) and Sam Brigham (18) top-scored in their 96-8, with Jake Pratt (3-16) and Bradley Bainbridge (3-18) the best bowlers.
In reply, group winners Eppleton made a good start and looked likely winners, but the loss of Nyle Davis for 15 and Joe Blacklock for 40, including five fours, rattled them and the Ashbrooke side kept them down to 79-8 in their 20 overs.
Racheal Woolston bagged 3-18, while Brigham and J. Stuart picked up 2-19, the latter including the vital wicket of Blacklock.
Philadelphia bagged the derby honours against Burnmoor.
Greg Halladay retired on 50 in Phili’s 122-2, supported by 23 from Lewis Carney and 21no from Alex Davison.
Burnmoor were then restricted to 88-6, despite 32 from A. Stevenson and 15 from C. O’Neil. Jamie Patterson, Craig Galley, Carney, Jack Ribchester and Adam Thwaites all grabbed wickets.
Sacriston bowled Hetton Lyons A out for 77, Dominic Scott grabbing 3-11 before Nathan Hall’s unbeaten 37 guided them home by eight wickets.
Easington outgunned Peterlee in the South East Division Cup, M. Brown firing an unbeaten 51 to steer the hosts to 110-2, helped by 17 from C. Williams. Peterlee were then dismissed for 38, with two wickets apiece for R. Barrow, L. Ramshaw, G. Akers and J. Ramsey.
Seaham Harbour beat Murton by 22 runs. Aaron Swainston retired on 52 in Harbour’s 111-8, supported by Elliott Leslie’s 24 as Jack Norman grabbed 3-20 and J. Riley 2-23.
Murton fell short on 89-4 despite N. Ball’s 27 and 26 from Norman.
In the North East Division Cup, Oliver Sampson-Barnes and Joseph Maddison both bagged 3-3 as Boldon bowled Marsden out for 59, despite 29 from James Raine.
Marsden defended the meagre total brilliantly, bowling Boldon out for 45, with Sampson-Barnes top-scoring on 20.
James Dance (3-5), Sid Corner jnr (2-8) and Michael O’Neil (2-8) shone with the ball.
Wearmouth defeated Whitburn by four wickets in a tight derby.
The Carley Hill lads reached 91-5, despite two wickets apiece from Amy Hearn and Matthew Glover. Whitburn then just missed out on 87-6 as tight bowling steered Wearmouth home, despite 29 from Matthew Downey and 22 from Ben Markham.
H Eppleton began their U11s Central Division campaign with a 124-run win over Sunderland.
Layla Tipton (34), Jake Pratt (29) and Hollie Forsyth (18) helped Eppleton to 170-2, before the Ashbrooke side were bowled out for 46 as Tipton (3-5), Pratt (3-8) and Edward Brown (2-7) shone with the ball. Kye Hutchinson top-scored for Sunderland with 10.
Ryhope overcame Dawdon by 84 runs. J. Defty (18), F. Crombie (17) and S. Jacob (14) led Ryhope’s scoring, with Austin O’Brien (12) best for Dawdon.
H More junior cricket in tomorrow’s Echo.
H Team pictures of Wearmouth and Whitburn u15s are in the Sunderland Echo today.