A NORTHUMBERLAND FA chief has praised the standard of football on show in County Cup competitions in 2017-18.
County Cup event manager Andrew Cook said: “The quality of football across all formats of the game has been outstanding.
“It demonstrates the depth of footballing prowess across all age groups and genders in the county.
“I would like to congratulate all the teams who have been crowned County Cup champions this season.” ■■DURHAM City defeated Chester-le-Street 12-2 in Division One of the North Durham Golf League.
Other results: Seaham 5 Heworth 9, Boldon 9 Brancepeth Castle 5, Ramside A 11 Consett 3. ■■SACRISTON (110) claimed a one-run victory over Chester-leStreet (109-8) in Group One of the Under-19 NatWest T20 Blast.
Sunderland beat Ryhope by six wickets and Hetton Lyons saw off neighbours Eppleton by 28 runs. ■■CHESTER-LE-STREET (235-8) romped to a 93-run victory over Tynemouth in the Dukes North East Premier Cricket League’s Banks Salver.
There were also victories for Felling, Brandon, Benwell Hill, Burnmoor and Hetton Lyons. ■■FENHAM Falcons (157-6) beat Annfield Plain Academy (91-8) by 66 runs in the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League’s David Johnston French Polishing Trophy. ■■PONTELAND B recorded two wins and a defeat in the latest round of matches in the Northumberland Summer Netball League’s Under-14 Division.
They overcame Wansbeck A 12-0 and Seatonians White 8-2 but lost 31-6 to Seatonians Blue. ■■KEN Saint, formerly one of Britain’s only scratch lefthanders, shot a four-under par 66-5-61 nett over the 6,350-yard par 70 Brass Castle course in Middlesbrough.
Saint was formerly club professional at Tynemouth and Durham City. ■■ASTLEY B saw off Astley B 42-6 in Divison Two of the Northumberland Summer Ladies Netball League.
Other results: Concordia B 20 Wansbeck B 49, Amble 9 Wansbeck C 18, Seaton Burn 29 Wansbeck C 14, Amble 13 Wansbeck B 21, Concordia B 11 Wansbeck C 27. ■■MATFEN Hall Golf Club will be holding a free fun playing day for women golfers on September 29 (1.30pm).
The event is part of England Golf’s Get Into Golf campaign which is encouraging more women and girl players across Britain to take up the game.