EPPLETON Under-15s broke Sacriston’s 10-match unbeaten streak in the DCB Central Division, edging home by 12 runs.
Joe Blacklock’s 52 off 61 balls and Charlie Ord’s 39, backed by Louis Wardle (24), led Eppleton to 127-3. Though Jason Embleton hit 36 from 21 balls and Nathan Hall made 29, Sacriston ending short on 115-5, with Layla Tipton crucially running out Daniel Stephenson and taking a catch. Jake Pratt snatched 2-19.
Seaham Harbour skittled Castle Eden for 38, before claiming a 10-wicket win. Elliott Leslie (3-4) and Niall Crosby (2-0) shone with the ball.
Harry Morgan’s 45 not out steered Hetton Lyons to 110-9, with Joseph Stuart grabbing 3-11. Sunderland fell agonisingly short on 107-3, despite Adam Dixon’s unbeaten 41.
Chester-le-Street secured a six-wicket win over Philadelphia, who were hindered by Barrett’s 3-4 as they made 73-5. Scott Robson (37no) and Vairbhav Tiwari (29no) guided Chester home.
* Eppleton U15s beat Gateshead Fell U15s by 74 runs in the North East Premier League 40-over competition, with Charlie Ord’s 61 from 37 balls leading the way in their 214-9, backed by Joe Blacklock (24), Layla Tipton (41) and Jake Pratt (23). Fell were all out for 140 as Blacklock grabbed 4-23.