Josh turns the screw in Lyons’ big derby victory

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HETTON Lyons secured a 43-run victory over neighbours Eppleton in the opening round of the Under-18s DCB Central Division.

Josh Coughlin (58), Adam Dawson (37) and Cameron Grimwood (16) led Lyons to 130-6, with Joe Blacklock taking two caught and bowled wickets on the way to snatching 3-15.

Eppleton fell 43 runs short of Lyons’ total despite 47 from Joe Bute, which included three sixes and four fours, and Victor Spencer’s unbeaten 18. Josh Stevens (2-5) and Ross Salkeld (2-10) led Hetton’s bowling.

Ryhope had a busy time, scoring two good wins.

In the John Lowery Cup, Jack Tomlin (51) and Kirtley (57) led them to 152-5 before Easington were restricted to 61-9 by accurate bowling.

In the South East Division, Ryhope then bowled Seaham Park out for 62, Groark grabbing 3-8, before Tomlin’s unbeaten 33 led Ryhope home by 10 wickets.

Eppleton Under-11s proved too strong for Burnmoor in the Central Division League Cup.

Eppleton posted a magnificent total of 158-2 as Jake Pratt hit an unbeaten 44, backed by Josh Hutchinson (31) and Edward Brown (21).

Burnmoor fell well short, but opening batter Sam Hughes hit an unbeaten 15. Ty Wilkinson and Harley Anderson both struck twice.

Eppleton also defeated Hetton Lyons by 78 runs in the League Cup. Hutchinson (30) and Brown (27no) led Eppleton to 120-2, with Taylor Moulder and Harrison Lowther grabbing the wickets.

Lyons only managed 42 from their 20 overs, with Ellie May McBurnie the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3-2.

In the South East Division’s Albert Peel Cup, Dawdon defeated Ryhope by 23 runs.

Josh Bell (20) and Lennon Richards (14) top-scored for Dawdon, with Matthew Meek (3-6) and Aaron Fairweather (2-33) the pick of the bowlers.

Meek (8) top-scored for Ryhope in their reply.

Durham Cricket Board Under-17s overcame Durham School in a low-scoring friendly.

The County side batted first after skipper Liam Burgess won the toss, but they struggled to 123 all out.

Stewart Newton, batting at six, top-scored with 34 runs off 76 balls, backed by 18 from Burgess.

Mark Davison picked up 2-13 for Durham School, while Dominic Scott and Louis Dinsdale also struck twice.

Durham School fell to a 14-run defeat when they were bowled out for 109.

Dinsdale and Josh O’Brien both hit 17, but two wickets apiece from Newton, Connor Whitelock and Scott Steel saw the County lads home.

The County team are back in competitive action against Derbyshire at Brandon tomorrow (10.45am start).