Sunday Sun

Chester-le-street make a run for it at Whitburn

- Steve Clarke

CHESTER-LE-STREET travelled to Whitburn and were asked to bat first making a mammoth 326-9, as Andrew Smith smashed 145 runs from 93 balls, with 16 fours and seven sixes. Jacob Mccann added 39, as Kieran Waterson and Matthew Muchall claimed three wickets apiece. Brodie Glendinnin­g (3-62) and John Harrison (3-20) bowled them to victory by 145 runs, despite 55 runs from Sam Harris and 36 from Lee Henderson in a total of 181 all out.

Sacriston batted first at home to Eppleton and had to rely on Philip Peel (42) and Melvyn Betts (43), for a total of 215 all out, while Andrew Ebdale claimed 3-45. Eppleton started well, with Tyler Easton scoring 44 and Sam Dinning 41, while Ryan Downes made 76 runs from 74 balls, to win the game for his team, finishing on 221-7.

South North batted first at Hetton Lyons. Simon Birtwisle made 36, Michael Richardson 71, and Adam Cragg 39, for a total of 229 all out, while Christophe­r Ralston claimed 3-56. The Lyons then crashed to 86 all out, as Lee Crozier claimed 5-19 , backed up by Ollie Mcgee who took 4-19 to win by 143 runs.

Benwell Hill opener Kyle Coetzer scored a brilliant 107 runs from 105 balls, including 14 fours and two sixes, alongside James Schofield (68), in a first wicket partnershi­p of 168. Rory Hanley then added (40) and Angus Guy (49no), in massive total of 288-3.

Burnopfiel­d made a decent reply, as Ben Robinson (50), Jacques Do Toit (46) and John Oswell (55), but Coetzer claimed 3-27 and Mohsin Mukhtar 3-48, ending up on 211 all out.

Washington opener James Thompson made 77 not out, while Charlie Scott scored exactly 50 in a total of 182 all out.

Alasdair Appleby with 3-42 and Abdul Ameer 3-26, were the main bowling culprits. Felling were positive with the bat, as Joe Cracknell fired 87 off 66 balls and Arun Phogat added 38, alongside Sean Dickson who made 34 not out, in a winning total of 183-2.

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