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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.

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