Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wat a Bonus as Harbour Triumph; LATEST REPORTS FROM AROUND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE CRICKET SCENE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Wat a Bonus as Harbour Triumph; LATEST REPORTS FROM AROUND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE CRICKET SCENE

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Warmseal Durham Senior League Under-18 Division

SEAHAM Harbour were among the few teams to beat the weather - and made the most of the opportunity by bowling out Sunderland for just 64.

Anthony Watson, making up for lost time after a five-week spell on the sidelines with injury, took 4-14 for the home side.

Craig Scurr then blasted an unbeaten 44 in response to lead his side to a 10-wicket triumph in just the 11th over.

Harbour are one of a group of sides on 25 points -10 behind leaders Felling but with a game in hand.

South Hetton are on the fringes of the title battle and, although a long shot, did their best to stay in the race by defeating South Shields in convincing fashion.

Batting first, Hetton made 159-7 - of which Johnny Davis struck 88.

Shields were never in the hunt after Andy Wilkinson claimed 2-15, but Nathan Watson (46) was unlucky to miss out on a 50.

Hetton eventually claimed maximum points with an 80-run winning margin.

HEAVY rain ensured all but two fixtures in the 3D Sports Durham Coast Under-18 League were abandoned.

However, Ryhope's ground was one to survive the downpours, and a convincing victory over Easington helped to ensure the home team's title aspirations were kept alive.

Easington had useful contributions throughout the order when they took first knock and were reasonably pleased with 91-9. However, it did not take the home side long to swing the game in their favour. Graham Pickering (35) got them off to a flier, while Chris Lawrence was in imperious form throughout, remaining unbeaten with a half-centuras the winning runs arrived after just 11 overs with eight wickets to spare.

The hard work at Silksworth paid off as the ground was declared fit for the visit of Bill Quay.

However, when the hosts were dismissed for just 63 they may have questioned why they bothered. …

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