Aiken on song as Harbour lads set up final clash with Peterlee

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SEAHAM Harbour will meet Peterlee in the Benfield DCB U18 Junior League’s South East Division Cup final.

Harbour convincingly beat Castle Eden, making 144-3, thanks to Lewis Aiken (54), Dale Shaw (52) and Nathan Corkhill (31), before restricting the Eden lads to 62-6.

In the other semi, Ryhope B made 94-7 as Joseph Spalding plundered 4-10. Peterlee eased home on 95-1, with Connor Dickinson unbeaten on 39 and Chaytor adding 35.

Aynsley Pears (3-14) and Sol Bell (3-18) helped City restrict Hetton Lyons to 93-8, before Callum Steel (33) and Mudara Senanayake (36no) secured a nine-wicket win.

James Wilson’s undefeated 102 steered Chester to 166-2 before Burnmoor battled to 104-6 in reply.

In the North East Division Cup semi-finals, Marsden edged past Boldon CA by four wickets to set up a final date with Whitburn (104-5), who beat South Shields by five wickets thanks largely to Howell Hurst’s 3-18 and 44 runs from Ryan Parkin.

* Eppleton U15s progressed in the Glen Robinson Memorial Cup by defeating Horden, who managed 117-6, including 39 from Fenwick, as Liam Smiles (2-26) and U13s player Bradley Bainbridge (2-18) shone. Charlie Ord hit 13 fours in an unbeaten 71 as Eppleton won by eight wickets, with Jordan McGill adding 34.

* Eppleton outgunned Burnmoor in their Benfield DCB U18 Junior League U11 clash. Kristian Jefferson (25) and Holly Forsyth (23) led the way, while Layla Tipton grabbed five wickets for just 10 runs and Josh Hutchuinson took 2-7. Luke Johnson top-scored for Moor.