No points at the end of the Rainbow for South Shields

South Shields Chris Rainbow plays a perfect stroke to hit the boundary.
South Shields Chris Rainbow plays a perfect stroke to hit the boundary.

Whitburn clinched the bragging rights when they came out on top in their derby clash with South Shields in the Dukes ECB NEPL Premier Division.

South Shields went down by four wickets after scoring 192, with skipper Chris Rainbow making 72 and Salman Ahmed 32.

Mark Elliott with 3-32 and James Thompson 4-49 done the damage with the ball.

Whitburn made the runs required for the loss of six wickets, with skipper Dan Shurben leading the way with an excellent 102 off 133 balls, including 12 fours and four sixes.

Gary Burlinson (32) and Lee Henderson (31), then steered their team home, despite Matthew Muchall making early in-roads with 3-53 and Sam Taylor-Gell taking 3-58.

In the First Division, Boldon have 162 points and are in second place, after a 75-run home win over Mainsforth.

They scored 245-6, with Chris Ellison making 34 and Umar Waheed struck a century (111), with Anton Muller claiming 3-55.

When Mainsforth batted, Ryan Cummings batted well for 80 and Nigel Milner for 29, but it was nowhere near enough, with Paul Leonard taking 4-22 and Anthony Brown claiming 3-40.

There was run fest at Langley Park, when Marsden totalled 300-8 in the Readers Durham Cricket League Division Two encounter.

Opener Chris Mann rattled off 151 and Nisal Francisco made 71 and Sam Telford scored 35, with Jason Winn taking 3-74.

When it was Langley Park’s turn to bat, Jonna Lane made a brilliant 190 not out, with Connor Surtees adding 30, to hold on for the draw at 287-8.

Paul Snaith had earlier taken 3-37 in the bowling department.

Boldon made 191-9 when they visited Murton, with Mark Cox scoring 70 and Adam Slater 56.

Stuart Harrison stood out when he took an excellent 7-34 in the bowling returns.

Murton replied with an innings of 192-9, winning by just one wicket.

Sam Sanderson made 51 and Luke Thompson hit 28 valuable runs late on, to secure the narrow victory, despite the bowling efforts of Thomas Jubb (3-38) and Stuart Smith (4-34).