Shaw century inspires Harbour derby success

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DALE Shaw powered his way to a tremendous century as Seaham Harbour Under-18s grabbed the derby bragging rights with a convincing Durham Cricket Board South East Division clash with Seaham Park.

Harbour turned on the style to post 170-2, with Shaw ending unbeaten on 118, backed by 26 not out from Nathan Newton, with James Thomas and Andrew Baxter grabbing the wickets to fall.

In reply, Harbour bowled well to restrict their neighbours to 64-5 in 20 overs, with Bradley Robinson carrying his bat for 26 and Bilal Shah adding 18. Jack McBeth (2), Oliver Wheaton, Dan Ford and James Lamb all struck with the ball.

Easington (94-6) secured a 20-run derby win over Peterlee after restricting the Newtowners to 74-6.

Mackenzie Wright`s unbeaten 91 helped Burnmoor to a 102-run victory over Eppleton in the Central Division’s Fred Blunt Trophy.

Riley Blunt added 48, with five sixes and a four, as Burnmoor made 190-3. Joe Blacklock grabbed 2-19, while Joe Bute got a wicket with Braydn Davis stumping danger man Blunt.

Eppleton fell well short in their chase ion 87-9, but Victor Spencer top scored on 30, backed by 23 from Joe Blacklock.

James Hewittson bagged 3-6, with Jordan Gibson picking up 2-12 for Moor.

Horden were far too strong for South Hetton in their U15s South East Division clash.

Miller’s classy 45 helped Horden reach 128-5 when they batted first, then South Hetton were bowled out for 13 as Robinson snatched five wickets for just six runs.

There was another big win in the division as Easington skittled Castle Eden for 22, as Ramshaw (4-5) and Barrow (3-8) were all but unplayable, before easing to an eight-wicket win.

Peterlee totalled 95-7 against Seaham Harbour, with Dunn (18) and Dryden (17 not out) leading the way, while Niall Crosby bagged 2-8.

Harbour fell short on 64 all out despite 21 from Callum Hutchinson and Elliott Leslie’s 15 as Dunn and Robson took three wickets apiece.

Seaham Park posted 143-3 at home to Murton, with Morgan Hopkins (52) and Bradley Robinson (42) backed by 16 from Bilal Shah. Joey Spinks then grabbed 2-9 as Murton were restricted to 55-6.

Sacriston beat Eppleton by 42 runs in the Central Division’s Ken Ferguson Memorial Trophy.

They made 119, inspired by Nathan Hall (35) and Daniel Stephenson (23), while U11 player Jake Pratt shone with the ball, grabbing 3-28 in his four overs. Liam Smiles bagged a wicket and two catches.

Callum Smiles top-scored with 21, while Joe Blacklock added 19, as Eppleton fell 42 runs short as Hall (3-4), Jason Embleton (2-17) and Dominic Scott (2-10) shone with the ball.

* See today’s Sunderland Echo for team pictures of Seaham Park and Murton U15s