Durham Sunday League: Clarke sparks Washington Cricket

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TABLE-TOPPING Washington Cricket Club finished good 3-1 winners at lowly Lumley in Division Three.

Michael Thompson struck for Lumley, but Philip Clarke (2) and Chris Cook steered the cricketers home. Josh Temple and James Douglas were the respective star men.

Pittington edged a 1-0 win over Bede Lodge SC, whose star man was Nick Gibson.

Houghton maintained their title push in Division Four, outgunning Newton Hall Jovial Monk, who had keeper Robert Berry sent off.

Lee McBeth’s treble sparked Houghton’s 6-0 success, backed by Michael Carroll, James Carman and Daniel McBeth. Russell Harris shone for Monk.

Andrew Dunn’s strike proved enough for Bowburn to beat Witton Gilbert Travellers Rest for only their second victory, with Dean Goundry and keeper Paul Finnigan the respective star men.

Quarrington Hill WMC and Chester Garden Farm fought out a 2-2 draw, while keeper Stuart Ross starred in vain for bottom club Durham Federation, who fought all the way in their 4-0 loss at Washington Jays.

Chester Britannia climbed to the top of Division Two thanks to an excellent 3-1 success at Sacriston WMC.

Two-goal Joe Hiughes and Cameron Nichol did the damage, with Darren Redfearn starring.

Gilesgate Moor Queens Head relished a super four-goal salvo from Jordan Elliott as they overwhelmed Ferryhill Dynamoes 6-2.

Nick Marley and Dan Summerbell also netted, with Reece Marshall and David Hall firing consolations.

In Division Two, New Brancepeth WMC regained top spot with a 6-3 victory at bottom club Burnmoor JFC.

Star man Anth Armstrong, James Thompson and sub Connor Ashman notched for Burnmoor, but an Anthony Bussey treble inspired the visitors, with Ricky Box, Jack Bainbridge and Anthony Holliday also on target.

Liam Lusk and sub Daniel Johnston earned Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars a hard-earned 2-2 draw at high-flying Bishop Middleham, with Philip Thompson star man.

Stephen Donkin notched for second-bottom Dubmire WMC, but hosts Langley Park Rams Head eased home 3-1, courtesy of Steven Cummings and two-goal Kelvyn Scorer.

Conor Winter maintained his impressive scoring form with a hat-trick as Hetton Lyons Cricket Club consolidated top spot in the Premier Division with an 8-0 mauling of Hilda Park.

Star man Robbie Bird (2), Matty Weirs, Lee Chapman and Jack Pounder also struck, with Marc Smith the pick of the Hilda side.