Junior cricket: Percival, Akers prove the Harbour masters for dominant Easington

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Easington got the better of Seaham Harbour in the Durham Cricket Board’s Under-18 South East Division.

Marcus Brown (41), Ryan Percival (19) and Luke Ramshaw (16) steered the visitors to 109-7 at Seaham Harbour, for whom Oliver Wheatman (3-18) and Callum Hutchinson (2-20) shone with the ball.

Harbour were bowled out for 51 in their reply, Niall Cowell top-scoring on 16 as Percival (3-7), Grant Akers (3-9) and Ryan Foster (2-17) shone.

Castle Eden outgunned Seaham Park by 49 runs. Brennan Ball (33no) and opener Thomas Gorham (30) led the hosts to 111-7, with Baxter (3-11) and Bilal Shah (2-23) the pick of Seaham Park’s bowlers.

Park responded with 62 all out, with Bradley Robinson (18) and Adam Rutherford (12) the only batters to reach double figures. Parkin bagged 4-17, with Joe Smith taking 2-7.

Jack Tomlin’s 46, backed by 25 from Matthew Kirtley and Josh Dick (24) led Ryhope to 138-6 against South Hetton, who struggled to 95-8 in reply as L. Robson plundered 3-6.

Horden (130) defeated neighbours Peterlee (127-5), with Lewis Broom hitting a memorable 96. Ellis Dunn grabbed 3-18 for Peterlee, with Joseph Spalding (75) the star of their innings.

Chester-le-Street overcame Washington by eight wickets in the Central Division’s Fred Blunt Trophy.

Washington managed 99, with Daniel Anderson, 61 off 34 balls, the only batsman to get going. Joe Riley (3-12) and Josh O’Brien (2-19) impressed with the ball for Chester, who eased home in 13.3 overs, with Richard Matthewson (47) and O’Brien (25) the star turns.

Riley Blunt hit a match-winning, unbeaten 39 as Burnmoor (66-0) outgunned Sunderland (65-4) by 10 wickets.

In the North East Division, Wearmouth succumbed to Marsden, who posted 157-3 as Liam Curry (68) and Colin Mann (53) held sway. Cameron McGuire (14) and Owen Vaughan (11) top-scored as Wearmouth fell for just 42, with Burden having a hat-trick in his haul of 4-16.

Edward Hurst hit 49 as South Shields (145-3) overwhelmed neighbours Boldon (42-6).

Eppleton Under-13s secured a 36-run win over Washington in the Central Division. Josh Hutchinson (30), Kristian Jefferson (20) and Edward Brown (15) led Eppleton to 118-5, with Tyler Dutton picking up 2-18.

Washington could only manage 82-4 in their reply, despite Sammy Singh Rai’s unbeaten 30 and 12 not out from Tyler Dutton. Edward Brown was the pick of the bowlers, bagging 2-7.

Northumberland overcame Durham Cricket Board Under-15s in a tight friendly at Annfield Plain.

Northumberland fell to 21-5 early on, but 51 from Moshin Mukhar in 100 balls and 36 from Matthew Percival led them to 152 all out in 46.3 overs, Aaron Halliday picking up 4-19 and Oliver Gibson 3-28.

Sam Brigham (43) top-scored for Durham in the home reply, supported by 39 from Nathan Hall, but they were bowled out 18 runs short on 134.