Brilliant Ben lays down the Laws for Ashbrooke

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BEN Laws led Sunderland to a convincing eight-wicket success in the Benfield DCB Junior U18 League’s Central Division.

Burnmoor were restricted to 89-8 by impressive Ashbrooke bowling, before Laws hit an unbeaten 61 to steer Sunderland home on 90-2.

Chester-le-Street posted a match-winning 122-8 against Philadelphia, who were all out for just 61 in reply as Cieran Newland pounced to grab 3-13.

There were runs galore in Washington’s clash with Durham City. City made an outstanding 170-0, with Callum Steel ending unbeaten on 96, well supported by an undefeated 61 from Senanayake. Washington gave it a good go in their response, reaching 138-6, with Darren Geeringh (30) top-scoring.

In the South East Division, Ryhope A outgunned clubmates Ryhope B, reaching 154-2 thanks to Alex Catcheside’s 70 not out and 39 from Robbins. The B team fell well short on 60-8 as Perry bagged 3-4. Tomlinson’s 36 was the pick of the batsmen.

Seaham Harbour won a low-scoring clash with Silksworth. David Nunn swooped for four wickets for the loss of just two runs as Harbour were all out for 79, but Silksworth were kept in check as Dale Shaw’s 3-17 helped restrict them to 51-7.

Peterlee secured an eight-wicket win over neighbours Castle Eden (59-7).

David Carson hit 33 for Boldon CA (89-7) in their North East Division clash, but Gray’s 41 not out steered Bill Quay home by four wickets. Cairns grabbed 5-18 as Marsden beat Felling (83-7) by five wickets.

H Eppleton U11s edged a narrow win over Philadelphia. Jake Pratt and Layla Tipton both reached double figures as Eppleton made 61-6, Luke Husband grabbing 3-5, before Tipton took three wickets for three runs as Phili were restricted to 57-7. Ty Wilkinson, Edward Browne, Jake Pratt and Holly Forsyth also struck, with Jack Chapman and Dixon each firing 12 runs.