Mainsforth replace South Hetton in North East Premier League

Ferryhill-based Mainsforth Cricket Club will join the North East Premier League's First Division this summer, replacing South Hetton.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 5:00 am

Keith Robson, the league chairman, said: “We welcome Mainsforth Cricket Club to the NEPL and would like to thank the Durham Cricket Board and the Durham Cricket League for their assistance in making this happen.

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“Mainsforth have excellent facilities and will be playing in all our senior and junior competitions except the Midweek League and the Banks Shield. We have agreed to a request from South Hetton Cricket Club that they continue to take part in these competitions.

“The 2016 season starts on April 16 and we are all looking forward immensely to a summer of highly competitive league and cup cricket.”

South Hetton finished bottom of the table last season, while Mainsforth were runners-up to Esh Winning in the Durham Cricket League’s First Division.