EPPLETON U11s remained top of the DCB Central Division with one game to go after a close-fought win against Chester-le-Street at Ropery Lane.
Jake Pratt (36) and Edward Brown (15) steered Eppleton to 106-9, while Sebastian Hughes picked up 4-16. Robbie Dawson and Aradia Tiwari both bagged two wickets.
Josh Metcalfe came in at eight to spark Chester’s response, hitting 38, but Eppleton held on to win by 11 runs.
Layla Tipton (4-22), Edward Brown (2-27) Josh Hutchinson (2-17) and Ty Wilkinson (2-2) all struck for Eppleton.