Cestrians triumph

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CHESTER-le-Street clinched the Durham Cricket Board’s Under-11 Central Division League Cup with a 17-run final victory over Eppleton at Sacriston.

Openers Josh Metcalfe (22) and Robbie Dawson (23) led the way in Chester’s 120-8 off 20 overs, backed by T. Graham’s 17 not out. Jake Pratt (3-31), Josh Hutchinson (2-7) and Kristian Jefferson (2-6) struck for Eppleton.

In reply, the Church Road side could only muster 109-7, with Jefferson (21) top-scoring. Liam Kilkenny’s haul of 2-24 inspired Chester, with Tulip and Farrington also striking.