Peterlee Sunday League: Matthew doubles up to boost cricketers

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South Hetton Cricket Club climbed to fourth place in Division One on the back of a comfortable 5-0 win against third-bottom Wingate Grange.

In the only First Division game to get the go-ahead, a brace from star man Matthew Johnson, plus efforts from Graham Hall, Liam Houghton and substitute Aaron Wood, did the damage for the cricketers.

Aaron King was Grange’s top man.

The rain and wet weather caused havoc again to the programme, with only three league matches being played.

Much-improved Hetton The Tuns climbed up to fourth place in the Premier Division, above hosts Murton Park View, after cruising to a comfortable 3-0 success.

Chris Hugill, man of the match Phil Barnfather and sub Chris Hughes struck for Tuns. Davie Gordon starred for Park View.

Peterlee Oaklands, playing their first game for more than a month, won a thrilling Second Division encounter 4-3 at Hetton Fox and Hounds to rise to sixth place.

Man of the match Daniel Reay (2) and Jeffery Oseni notched for Hetton.

Dawdon Welfare Park cruised into the quarter-finals of the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup after beating neighbours Seaham The George 7-3.

Man of the match Kyle Bell, Anthony Beer, Robbie Bird, Wes Smith,Matthew Mustard and Craig Price all netted, back by an own goal, for dominant Dawdon.

George had Marc Ruddick, Thomas Hobkirk and Adam Wallace on target, with Ryan Temple their star performer.

Easington’s big derby in the Cyril Dunn Memorial Cup produced a six-goal thriller.

Southside were the superior team when they put out Welfare 4-2, courtesy of strikes from Matt Billyard, Mark Walker, Michael Fox and sub Glen Francis, with Tom Williams and Joe Taboun replying.

Luke Barnes stood out for visitors Southside.