Durham Cricket League: Whiteleas make a handy extra point at struggling Silksworth to boost promotion push

Whiteleas bowler Abdul Ameer Afridi troubles Silksworth on Saturday before the rain brought an early end to proceedings

Whiteleas bowler Abdul Ameer Afridi troubles Silksworth on Saturday before the rain brought an early end to proceedings

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Whiteleas managed to extend their advantage in second place in the Readers Durham Cricket League’s Division Two on a rain-ruined Saturday.

The Tynesiders secured an extra point on their promotion rivals when they had Silksworth 26-3 when the rain brought an early end. Whiteleas now hold a 17-point lead in second place, ahead of challengers Marsden and Peterlee.

Littletown, who are 33 points clear at the top, had visitors Peterlee 36-1, with David Craig 15 not out. Marsden were 64-0 at Houghton, with Colin Mann (33no) and Jacques Porter (28no) shining.

Only two games got started in Division One. Dawdon, in second place, took a point more than leaders Burnopfield.

The Green Drive outfit had Bill Quay 29-2 to secure six points but remain 64 points adrift. Horden were 80-1 against Esh Winning, with Adam Dixon 33no.