May, Borade bowl South Shields to first victory of the season
South Shields are celebrating after securing their first victory of the campaign.
Shields recorded the win when they travelled to Gateshead Fell and scored 176-9 in their Dukes ECB NEPL First Division clash.
Sam Embleton proved to be the hero of the hour, when he produce a solid performance to make 50 not out. Jonathan Roseby returned with an excellent 6-41.
Gateshead Fell were just six runs short of the target as time ran out.
Malik Javed top scored for Gateshead with 51 not out, but Adam May with 4-19 and Rupesh Borade 3-21, bowled Shields to victory.
Brandon remain in second place after they dug deep to clinch a winning draw at home to Boldon.
Brandon amassed 247-4, thanks to Chris Peareth 32, Gordon Muchall 44, Ryan Pringle 76 and Nathan Anderson 52 not out.
In reply, Boldon opener Chris Ellison made 49 not out to save the day, despite 4-31 from Karl Turner.
Marsden fell to a six-wicket defeat at home to Easington, who stay in second place in Division One of the Readers Durham Cricket League.
The home side made 145-8, thanks mainly to David Lowther scoring 65 not out, and DS Tillakaratne taking 3-18.
The visitors then replied with a score of 149-4, with Ryan Higgins making 33 and Omar Shahid bashing 48 not out, with Paul Snaith taking 3-23.
Whitburn showed some composure in their seven-wicket victory over Durham Academy.
Durham Academy amassed a score of 228 all out in the Dukes ECB NEPL Premier Division encounter.
Opener Ross Greenwell carried his bat, making 131 not out, from 149 balls, which included 13 fours and four sixes.
Jamie Dass added 59 as they put on 132 for the fourth wicket, after been 37-3.
Kieran Waterson was in great bowling form and took incredible figures of 8-53 from his 12.5 overs.
However, Whitburn were in good form with the bat as well, with Lee Henderson scoring 66 and Christopher McBride a magnificent century (102), from 107 balls, including 16 fours and a six.
Henderson and McBride safely guided Whitburn over the line as they claimed the seven wicket triumph with a total of 229-3.