WHILE the cricket season is well and truly under way with some stand-out performances, the concluding football season has also thrown up some eye-catching displays.

Many would have expected Bardon Mill Bowes Lyons to defeat Haltwhistle Railway as the teams contested the John Pickworth Cup final, and the Millers lived up to that expectation by lifting the silverware courtesy of a 4-1 victory.

Its been quite the season for the team after winning all 14 league games to clinch the Hexham and District Sunday League title, and the latest addition to their trophy cabinet saw them named Courant team of the week.

A special mention goes to Stocksfield Cricket Club's first XI as they recovered from a shaky start as they travelled to Burnopfield to take on Lintz to finish with 30 points.

At 32-3, they posted a commanding final total of 255 with thanks largely to an unbeaten 66 from Aaron Rourke and a five wicket haul from James Tolchard.

While Allendale's Tim Raglan and Haydon Bridge's Joe Barber topped the Northumberland play cricket batting scoreboards with knocks of 140 and 137 respectively, a footballer from Prudhoe has pipped them both to the star of the week award.

Goalkeeper Geoffrey Bowes was in excellent form as a Prudhoe United team faced the professionals from Sunderland U18 in the annual Bob Stokoe Shield.

A string of excellent saves ensured Prudhoe won for the first time, edging a tight game 2-1.