Marsden rock neighbours Whitburn

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MARSDEN had the better of neighbours Whitburn in the Durham Cricket Board U18s North East Division.

Chris Mann (49) and M. Elliott (33) guided Marsden to 114-5, before M.Sneller took 3-8 to restrict Whitburn to 85-7.

* Chester-le-Street U13s defeated Eppleton by 12 runs in a tight clash in the DCB Central Division. Chester posted 106/3 from 20 overs, with Ollie Barrett and Luke Horkens both retiring on 30 not out, supported by 15 from Sam Graham. Layla Tipton, Jae Jarvis and Callum Smiles all picked up wickets for Eppleton.

Josh Hutchinson top-scored for Eppleton, retiring on 30, while Tipton added 14, but no other Eppleton player could reach double figures. Barrett again shone, bagging 4-1 while Horsfield grabbed 2-15.