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Staithes entertained Hollybush in midweek and ran out 3-1 winners.
Promoted by designer Wayne Hemingway yesterday, Cycle @ Staithes, offers homeowners on the 750-house estate the chance to use a communal pool of bikes to make their way around the North-East.
The staithes on the banks of the Tyne in Gateshead are the soul of his award-winning green housing development.
PC Tracy Rogers, of Whitby safer neighbourhood team, said: "If you were in Staithes during the time of the theft and noticed any unusual activity, I ask you to contact the police straight away as you may have vital information which could help my investigation.
It's to be launched by fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, who built his groundbreaking homes on the staithes.
Current league standings: 1st Staithes Athletic (played)12 (points) 29, 2nd Lingdale United 12/28, 3rd Boosbeck United 15/28, 4th Loftus Athletic 13/27, 5th Stokesley Sports Club 13/24, 6th Hollybush United 13/20, 7th Lealholm 13/18, 8th Great Ayton United 15/15; 9th Hinderwell 14/10; 10th Goldsborough United 16/7; 11th Brotton Railway Arms 14/3.
The former coal staithes, which span 550 metres of riverside, are reputed to be the largest wooden structure in Europe.
Waterfield had a second half shot parried by the Staithes keeper and his follow-up was cleared off the line by a covering defender.
He has now branched out into designing houses and has spent the past three years designing a new concept estate for George Wimpey on the former National Garden Festival site at Staithes South Bank, Gateshead.
UPVC SUPPLIERS LTD ESKVALE & CLEVELAND LEAGUE THREE teams made progress in the North Riding Challenge Cup as Stokesley Sports Club and Hollybush United clocked up good away wins and Staithes Athletic saw off league rivals Lealholm.
In reply to Don Henderson's pathetic comments about Dunston Staithes.
Of those, two close games were played, with Lingdale coming from behind to draw with Fishburn Park and Staithes Athletic edging Redcar Newmarket 2-1.