Junior cricket: Sunderland Under-18s cruise to victory over Sacriston

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Sunderland Under-18s cruised to a nine-wicket victory over Sacriston in the Durham Cricket Board’s Central Division Fred Blunt Trophy’s Group One.

Matthew Brown (36) top-scored in Sacriston’s 62 all out as Callum Hutchinson (3-12), Joseph Stewart (1-13), Jamie Hair (3-15) and Joe Defty (3-20) starred with the ball.

Jack Johnson (24no), Hutchinson (24) and Stewart (13no) steered Sunderland home in 13.5 overs.

Chester-le-Street beat Philadelphia by 78 runs in Group Two.

Luke Allen (62no) and Scott Robson (37) took Chester to 126-2 before Phili fell well short on 48-9.

In the John Lowery Trophy, Ryhope lost by 34 runs to Peterlee, who made 156-2, thanks to Buck (48), Sam Garraghan (41) and Kieran Allison (27no).

Jake Liddle hit 52 for Ryhope, with four fours and six sixes, and David Kirtley made 39, but the hosts fell short on 122-5.