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25th April 2021 News

Ds in the league: Graham Clark stars with bat & ball; Wood, Potts and Collingwood all in action

With the local league cricket season now underway, a regular feature on the Durham Cricket website will look at the Durham players who are featuring in the North East Premier League on a Saturday.

65 from Sean Dickson wasn’t enough for Felling to chase down 271 set by Tynemouth at Preston Avenue. Having been 34/3, Dickson offered hope for the visitors but an outstanding catch by Durham team mate Mike Jones saw him fall for 65, with six fours and one six. In the first innings, Mike Jones scored 30 with four fours for Tynemouth, as they bowled out Felling for 180, winning by 91 runs.

Graham Clark starred in a low scoring clash for Blaydon when they took on Philadelphia at Bunker Hill. Blaydon won the toss and asked Philadelphia to to bat, who were bowled out for 116. Graham Clark was on form with the ball, as he cleaned up the Philadelphia  tail picking up 4/13. Blaydon didn’t start well in reply as they were reduced to 37/4, but Clark stood firm with an unbeaten run-a-ball 49, with six fours, as he saw Blaydon home in 23 overs, chasing down 116.

Past and present Durham players were well represented at the Spa Grounds, when Shotley Bridge faced Ashington in the North East Premier League Division 1. Mark Wood and Matthew Potts both played for Ashington, with Paul Collingwood playing for his home town club Shotley Bridge. Matthew Potts was straight in the action when he bowled Scott Pearcey for 0, in the first over of the day. Potts was the pick of the Shotley Bridge bowlers, as he claimed 3/26 from nine overs. He added 16 with the bat, while Paul Collingwood finished unbeaten on 26, Shotley Bridge winning by 6 wickets, chasing down 220 in 47.4 overs.

Liam Trevaskis claimed 2/33 from 10 overs and scored 25 with the bat, as Newcastle beat Willington by 40 runs in Division 1.

Burnopfield beat Eppleton by 54 runs at Church Road, with Jack Campbell picking up 1/27 for Burnopfield, as Eppleton failed to chase down 270, the home side being bowled out for 215 in 44 overs.

All North East Premier League scorecards can be viewed below.

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