Josh Bell the all-round star as Hetton Lyons U15s enjoy derby delight

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Hetton Lyons claimed the derby honours with a four-wicket success against Eppleton in the Durham Cricket Board Junior League’s Under-15 First Division.

Josh Bell top-scored with 27 as Lyons made 109-6, helped by Jack Hedley (17), Oliver Watt (15) and Taylor Vout (12), with Eoin Nicholson grabbing 3-13.

Eppleton struggled early on and recovered, only to fall for 70 all out, led by Jye Richardson (19), Ty Wilkinson (14) and Josh Hutchinson (13).

Bell grabbed 3-17 and Hedley 3-3, with Ethan Dixon snaffling 2-13.

Leaders South Shields saw off Chester-le-Street by five wickets.

Aaradhya Tiwari (43) and Lewis Kilkenny (43no) impressed as Chester reached 96-1 in 20 overs.

Chester’s bowlers gave Shields problems, but they got home with five wickets down and an over to spare, thanks to Ben Scott (25), Josh Leslie (27no) and Sameer Awan (16). Sebastian Hughes-Pinan picked up 3-9.

Third-placed Ryhope kept up their fine Second Division form seeing off Durham City by five wickets.

Hamish Barrie (36), Henry Hopkins (27) and Jones (16) helped City to reach 108-5, with Cole Levy bagging 2-15.

Levy then fired four fours in 34 to steer Ryhope home in 19.2 overs, backed by Ben Pallas (15), Joseph Cowie (13no) and Spencer White, whose 28 included two fours and three sixes. City’s Gabriel McCall (2-14) and Jagjeet Nayyar (2-26) shone.

Second-top Philadelphia held on to beat Gateshead Fell by eight runs.

Jefferson (31) and Dunne (17) top-scored in Phili’s 99-7, as Layton Meek plundered 4-6 and Harvey Wake 2-17.

Louie Salkeld fired 28 for Fell, but they were dismissed for 91 as Matthew Robinson snatched 3-24, backed by Davidson (2-11) and Hughes (2-18).

Whitburn cruised home by 76 runs at Sacriston.

The Villagers stormed to 150-1, thanks to Ben Kennedy (52no, with nine fours and a six), Mason Bell (34) and Jude Ramsey (47).

Alfie Mckie hit eight boundaries in 49 for Sacriston, but they fell well shirt on 74-3. Louis Anderson made 17.

Leaders Sunderland were given a walkover against Seaham Harbour.

In Division Three, Dawdon (104-9) clung on for a two-run win over Felling (102-4), while Marsden beat Boldon by six wicket.

Zack Curry (51no) helped Marsden to 105-4, with Jack Lydon and McCord each striking twice.

Oliver Pallas hit 25 and Isaac Morgan 15 as Boldon responded with 68-6, with Josh Smith taking 3-10.

In the Under-18s Division Two, Philadelphia posted 121-5, with Whitburn claiming a seven-wicket victory.