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  • Sunderland CC in action against Blaydon CC. Picture credit: Andrew Jenks

    Sunderland CC’s woes continue with Blaydon loss

    June 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland CC suffered a demorailsing, nine-wicket defeat at Blaydon in the North East Premier League on Saturday. The Wearsiders could only muster 126 in their innings after being done by spinners Ryan Buckley and Graeme Bridge who took four wickets each while the home side took only 23.3 overs to […]

     
  • Sunderland CC in action against Willington CC. Picture credit: Andrew Jenks

    Sunderland lose T20 clash to Willington

    June 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland CC’s miserable NEPL T20 campaign continued with a seven-wicket defeat against Willington in Ashbrooke on Friday evening. The Wearsiders made a respectable 115 in their innings, including a 22-ball 30 from Oliver Davey, but that wasn’t enough to stop Willington from chasing it down with 11 balls to spare. For […]

     
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    Germany vs Ghana

    June 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Germany and Ghana played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Fortaleza, as Miroslav Klose came off the bench to rescue Joachim Low’s men. Germany were tested by an ambitious Ghana side, who went 2-1 up courtesy of an Asamoah Gyan strike. Klose, however, came off the bench to score a […]

     
  • Sunderland heavily beaten by South Northumberland

    Sunderland heavily beaten by South Northumberland

    June 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland CC’s woes continue after losing by 145 runs to North East Premier League table-toppers South Northumberland in Ashbrooke yesterday. Jonathan Craigs’ unbeaten score of 112 helped South North to an imposing 263/2 before they skittled out their opponents for 118 in 31 overs. There was promise early on for […]

     
  • Neymar celebrates after scoring to give Brazil the lead. Picture Credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Brazil vs Croatia

    June 13, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Brazil managed a comfortable 3-1 victory in the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against a determined Croatia who will feel hard done by after a controversial penalty was given. Croatia took the lead early into the game and took the Brazilian crowd by surprise through a Marcelo […]

     
  • Strong Debut for Senshi MMA Show

    Strong Debut for Senshi MMA Show

    June 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Saturday evening saw the first Senshi MMA fight night, which took place at Temple Park Centre in South Shields. Crowds gathered at the venue on Saturday to witness the event, organised and promoted for the first time by Senshi MMA. The inaugural event saw twenty mixed martial artists compete across […]

     
  • Sunderland CC lose to Boldon in T20 Cricket. Picture Credit: Andrew Jenks.

    Hussain’s Hat-trick sinks Sunderland CC

    June 9, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Sunderland CC suffered their second North East Premier League T20 loss of the season with a 40-run defeat at Boldon on Friday evening. The hosts’ bowler Murtuza Hussain dismissed Chris Watson, Michael Nunn and Greg Davison in successive deliveries to help his side bowl out Sunderland for a measly 43. […]

     
  • Abbie Taylor shoots as Sunderland City Predators beat Prudhoe. Picture credit: Iliyana Farfarova

    PODCAST: Taylor talks Predators Netball Summer League ambitions

    June 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    listen to ‘Goal Defence Abbie Taylor talks Netball Summer League’ on Audioboo Sunderland City Predators Netball Goal Defence Abbie Taylor chats to SportsByte about the Tyne & Wear Summer League. Speaking before the first game of the Summer League, Taylor reflects on the Predators ‘progression’ from last season and cites […]

     
  • Predators Netball Coach calls Telegraph article ‘Irresponsible’

    Predators Netball Coach calls Telegraph article ‘Irresponsible’

    June 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Sunderland City Predators Netball Coach Natalie Connor discusses the controversial Telegraph article which she calls ‘poorly researched’. Connor questions whether or not journalist Sally Peck really understood Netball, citing the fact Peck is American and therefore has limited knowledge of a more established Commonwealth sport. The Predators Coach also raises […]

     
  • Ryan Scope ruled out of title fight with injury

    Ryan Scope ruled out of title fight with injury

    June 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Sunderland Welterweight Ryan Scope has been forced to pull out of his fight with European champion Walter Gahadza due to injury. Scope, who is ranked 5th in the UK, was set to fight Gahadza at Made4TheCage in August but has been forced to have surgery for a torn meniscus in […]